First Words: A Parent's Step-by-step Guide to Helping a Child with Speech and Language Delays

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2012 - Education - 227 pages
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First Words: A Parent's Step-by-Step Guide to Helping a Child with Speech and Language Delays gives parents the information they need to allow them to stimulate their child s speech and language. Parents are given actual samples of how children with autism and other language delays respond differently to questions and how their responses can be redirected in order to start building connections. Offenbacher explains terms such as speech and language, typical language delay, PDD-Pervasive Developmental Delay, ASD-Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger s Syndrome, and ABA-Applied Behavioral Analysis. The book outlines the typical developmental steps of speech and language acquisition, and where parents should begin when starting to help their child. It suggests the types of toys, and experiences that stimulate language, as well as a floor plan to arrange a work area and learning center in their home. It provides check lists for them to evaluate their child every step of the way and set meaningful and attainable goals. This book is not meant to replace professional intervention. But it guides parents in becoming a para-speech partner in maximizing the stimulation their child receives so they develop skills for communicating."
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
Chapter 1
7
Chapter 2
9
Chapter 3
13
Chapter 4
17
Chapter 5
21
Chapter 6
25
Chapter 7
27
INTRODUCTION
115
Chapter 23
117
Chapter 24
121
Chapter 25
125
Chapter 26
129
Chapter 27
133
Chapter 28
137
Chapter 29
161

Chapter 8
37
Chapter 9
45
Chapter 10
49
Chapter 11
59
Chapter 12
67
Chapter 13
69
Chapter 14
73
Chapter 15
77
PART ONE SUMMARY
81
Part Two
83
INTRODUCTION
85
Chapter 16
87
Chapter 17
91
Chapter 18
97
Chapter 19
101
Chapter 20
105
Chapter 21
107
Chapter 22
109
PART TWO SUMMARY
111
Part Three
113
PART THREE SUMMARY
165
Part Four
167
INTRODUCTION
169
Chapter 30
171
Chapter 31
173
Chapter 32
175
PART FOUR SUMMARY
193
Part Five
195
INTRODUCTION
197
Chapter 33
199
Chapter 34
201
Chapter 35
203
Chapter 36
205
Chapter 37
211
FINAL SUMMARY
213
BIBLIOGRAPHY
217
LIST OF WEBSITES
219
INDEX
221
2 2 7ABOUT THE AUTHOR
227
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Barbara Levine Offenbacher, MS CCC-SLP, is a New York State Licensed ASHA Certified speech and language clinician with 30 years of experience.

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