Children's Communication Skills: From Birth to Five Years / Edition 1

Children's Communication Skills: From Birth to Five Years / Edition 1

by Belinda Buckley
     
 

Pediatric speech and language therapist Belinda Buckley provides a practical guide for professionals working with babies and young children on what constitutes human communication and what communication skills to expect from birth to five years of age. Increasing their knowledge should assist professionals in identifying children having problems in developing their… See more details below

Overview

Pediatric speech and language therapist Belinda Buckley provides a practical guide for professionals working with babies and young children on what constitutes human communication and what communication skills to expect from birth to five years of age. Increasing their knowledge should assist professionals in identifying children having problems in developing their speech, language and communication. In addition to describing the "what" of communication skills, the text explains the "how" of such skill development from a mainly western, monolingual English-speaking perspective; one of the seven chapters also addresses bilingual development for this age group. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415259934
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/30/2003
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Figures
Examples and case studies
Tables
Key skills
Warning signs
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Human Communication1
Communication, language and speech1
The multi-factorial nature of human communication9
What do children need to develop communication, language and speech?17
Further environmental influences18
Summary of introduction21
1The First Year23
Hearing, attention and listening23
Towards early verbal understanding25
Communication and expressive skills in the first year: why do babies communicate?28
How babies communicate: looking, moving and gesturing33
Making sounds in the first year38
Summary of Chapter 145
2The Second Year50
Attention and learning language50
Play and symbolic understanding51
Understanding meaning54
Early verbal understanding60
Communication and expressive skills in the second year: why do children communicate?62
Using early words70
Early speech75
Summary of Chapter 278
3The Third Year83
Attention control83
Links between play and language85
Conceptual, semantic and vocabulary development90
Understanding words and sentences92
Communication and expressive skills in the third year95
Speech development111
Summary of Chapter 3114
4The Fourth and Fifth Years119
Attention control119
Links between play and language120
Semantic and vocabulary development127
Understanding words and sentences128
Further developments in communication and expressive skills131
Speech development143
Emergent literacy skills145
Summary of Chapter 4147
5Learning More than One Language in Early Childhood153
Bilingualism153
Features of bilingual speech and the patterns and stages of bilingual acquisition157
Bilingualism, cognition and literacy development168
Environmental factors impacting on bilingual acquisition171
Summary of Chapter 5175
6Problems Developing Speech, Language and Communication178
The nature of communication difficulties178
Environmental and internal factors contributing to communication difficulties180
Summary of Chapter 6196
7Working with Parents of Children with Communication Difficulties198
Which professionals?198
Understanding parents of children with communication difficulties199
Parent-professional relationships207
Considerations for working with parents at different stages of their child's care211
Summary of Chapter 7220
Useful addresses222
Glossary224
Bibliography236
Index247

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