Primary Language Impairments in Children
Routledge – 2015 – 208 pages
Primary language impairments have major consequences for a child’s educational and social development, including literacy, and were a key focus in the Bercow review of services to children with speech, language and communication needs. This evidence-based text focuses on how best to help children – from early years to adolescence – with these difficulties.
Building on important recent developments in theory, assessment and intervention, the book incorporates cutting edge findings and formulates new approaches to primary language impairment. It offers an overview of approaches to aetiology, identification and intervention with children with primary language impairments before going on to:
Primary Language Impairments in Children is designed for students of speech and language therapy and practitioners in the early stages of their careers. It will also be of use to teachers and educational psychologists working with children with language impairments.
1. Introduction 2. Language Domains 3. Developmental Trajectories in Language Impairment 4. Assessment and What It Does 5. Service Delivery and Intervention
Carolyn Letts, Cristina McKean and Helen Stringer are qualified speech and language therapists with clinical experience working with children. They all currently lecture on child language acquisition, child language impairment, intervention/service delivery and evidence-based practice at the University of Newcastle, UK.