Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems: What Every Parent Should Know

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Wiley, Aug 17, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
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Does your child have trouble speaking or listening?

This fully revised and updated edition of the essential guide explains what you can do to help

Have you noticed that your child has difficulty getting the right words out, following directions, or being understood? If so, speech-language pathologist Patricia Hamaguchi -who has been helping children overcome problems like these for more than twenty years-has now revised and updated her highly effective guide to help you determine what's best for your child. Find out all you need to know about:
* Autism/PDD, central auditory processing disorders, dyspraxia, bilingual language development, adoption issues, thumb-sucking, and more
* How to recognize the most common speech, language, and listening problems
* When to get help for your child and when to wait
* Where to find the right specialist and what to ask
* How to read and understand the jargon-filled evaluation report
* The very latest changes in philosophy, treatment approach, labeling, laws, programs, and resources
* How the problem may affect your child academically, socially, and at home
* Tips for helping your child at home


"Provides valuable information for parents of children with speech, language, and listening problems."----Sandra C. Holley, Ph.D., Former President, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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Contents

Parti What You Should Know and
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Does Your Child Need Help?
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Having Your Child Evaluated
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PATRICIA McALEER HAMAGUCHI, M.A., C.C.C./S.L.P., holds a master's degree in speech-language pathology and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has been a speech-language pathologist for more than twenty years. She has a private practice in Cupertino, California, and resides nearby with her husband and two children.

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