Educating Latino Preschool Children

Plural Publishing
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This text is a thoughtful and effective response to preschool educators' and speech language pathologists' frustrations in meeting the needs of the Hispanic family. The chapters are reader-friendly, with subheadings, valuable tables, photos, side glossaries, brief summaries, resources for further reading and brief case studies as exemplars. 
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Hortencia Kayser, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Saint Louis University. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Arizona and earned a doctorate from New Mexico State University. She also completed a three-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona’s National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders. She is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association and received the ASHA award for Recognition in Contributions to Multicultural Affairs. Dr. Kayser has written extensively in the areas of assessment and treatment of Latino children. Her career focus has been to educate monolingual and bilingual speech language pathologists about the issues concerning assessment and treatment of Latino children. Her career has been a mission and a passion for children and she is highly respected by clinicians across the country.

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Plural Publishing
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Published on
Dec 31, 2008
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Pages
232
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ISBN
9781597568340
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Language
English
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Education / Bilingual Education
Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
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