Children without Language: From Dysphasia to Autism

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Oxford University Press, Sep 8, 2005 - Psychology - 288 pages
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Communication and language disorders are often considered from one particular point of view - either psychological or neurological. Danon-Boileau argues that this is a serious mistake. He emphasizes that a child's trouble can stem from a variety of causes: neurological problems similar to those of aphasia, cognitive impairments, and psychological disorders, and, thus, the interaction of these elements needs to be taken into account. In precise case studies, Danon-Boileau describes the situations he has confronted and traces the causes of changes in the child when they happen. Combining linguistic, cognitive, and psycholanalytic approaches, Children without Language provides a unique perspective on speech and communication disorders in children and will be an essential volume for speech therapists, developmental psychologists, linguistics scholars and anyone wishing to reflect seriously on why we speak and how communication occurs.
 

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Contents

Ways to Language
3
Which Children Are We Talking About?
11
Principles of Therapy
69
Some Cases
111
Theoretical Foundations
171
Conclusion
227
Glossary
231
Bibliography
251
Index
263
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