inferential language abilities
grammatical and narrative skills
With contributions from notable scholars who actively conduct research in the areas of education, developmental psychology, speech language pathology, reading, and early literacy, this unique resource synthesizes and applies current theory and research on uses of sharing books and stories in educational and intervention contexts.
Anne van Kleeck, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Professor and Callier Research Scholar at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her teaching and scholarship focus broadly on childrens language development and language disorders. Dr. van Kleeck began publishing work on preliteracy development and socialization in children in 1987, and has since been involved in research on interactive book sharing and phonological awareness with preschoolers who are typically developing and those who are language delayed. She has been invited to lecture on preliteracy throughout the United States in a number of other countries, and has also published extensively on this topic in wide variety of journals and books.
This text also describes how rapid advances in technology, including the Internet as well as new visual and auditory technologies, have not only created opportunities for Deaf people to influence how technology can be used, but additionally has become a powerful force in influencing the behavior of Deaf individuals within diverse national and international societies. This has created opportunities for incorporating diversity and international perspectives into Deaf culture. Within each chapter are multiple vignettes, examples, pictures, and stories to enhance content interest for readers and facilitate instructor teaching. Theories are introduced and explained in a practical and reader-friendly manner to ensure understanding, and clear examples are provided to illustrate concepts.
In addition, students of American Sign Language and Deaf studies will find an introduction to possible opportunities for professional and informal involvement with ASL/Deaf culture children and adults. Deaf Culture fills a unique niche as an introductory text that is accessible and straightforward for those beginning their studies of the Deaf-World.
* Strong focus on including different communities within Deaf culture
* Thought-provoking questions, illustrative vignettes, and examples
* Theories introduced and explained in a practical and reader-friendly manner
* Written by Deaf and hearing authors with extensive teaching experience and immersion in ASL and Deaf culture
Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.
Along with detailed contributions from experts with backgrounds in both research and instruction, this text also incorporates updated material from the DSM-V: both the current language and classification as it specifically relates to autism and communication disorders in emotionally and behaviorally disordered youth.
Key features include:A list of learning objectives at the beginning of each chapterCase studies with review questions
Clinical application focus featuring case studies, clinical vignettes, and suggested projects helps you apply concepts to professional practice.
Straightforward, conversational writing style makes this book easy to read and understand.
More than 230 tables and boxes summarize important information such as dialogue examples, sample assessment plans, assessment and intervention principles, activities, and sample transcripts.
UNIQUE! Practice exercises with sample transcripts allow you to apply different methods of analysis.
UNIQUE! Helpful study guides at the end of each chapter help you review and apply what you have learned.
Versatile text is perfect for a variety of language disorder courses, and serves as a great reference tool for professional practitioners.
Highly regarded lead author Rhea Paul lends her expertise in diagnosing and managing pediatric language disorders.
Communication development milestones are printed on the inside front cover for quick access. Chapter objectives summarize what you can expect to learn in each chapter.Updated content features the latest research, theories, trends and techniques in the field.
Information on autism incorporated throughout the text
Best practices in preliteracy and literacy instruction
The role of the speech-language pathologist on school literacy teams and in response to intervention
New reference sources Student/Professional Resources on Evolve include an image bank, video clips, and references linked to PubMed.