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

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Overview

This text looks in detail at how children's communication skills develop from birth to the age of five and focusing on listening, understanding and use of language, speech and non-verbal communication. Topics covered include the development of communication of bilingual and maltreated children, an overview of primary developmental communication disorders and a section on the warning signs of these disorders. This will be an invaluable text for health and education professionals working with children, including health visitors, general practitioners, school nurses and social workers as weel as speech therapists in training.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415259934
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/30/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • 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 Communication 1
Communication, language and speech 1
The multi-factorial nature of human communication 9
What do children need to develop communication, language and speech? 17
Further environmental influences 18
Summary of introduction 21
1 The First Year 23
Hearing, attention and listening 23
Towards early verbal understanding 25
Communication and expressive skills in the first year: why do babies communicate? 28
How babies communicate: looking, moving and gesturing 33
Making sounds in the first year 38
Summary of Chapter 1 45
2 The Second Year 50
Attention and learning language 50
Play and symbolic understanding 51
Understanding meaning 54
Early verbal understanding 60
Communication and expressive skills in the second year: why do children communicate? 62
Using early words 70
Early speech 75
Summary of Chapter 2 78
3 The Third Year 83
Attention control 83
Links between play and language 85
Conceptual, semantic and vocabulary development 90
Understanding words and sentences 92
Communication and expressive skills in the third year 95
Speech development 111
Summary of Chapter 3 114
4 The Fourth and Fifth Years 119
Attention control 119
Links between play and language 120
Semantic and vocabulary development 127
Understanding words and sentences 128
Further developments in communication and expressive skills 131
Speech development 143
Emergent literacy skills 145
Summary of Chapter 4 147
5 Learning More than One Language in Early Childhood 153
Bilingualism 153
Features of bilingual speech and the patterns and stages of bilingual acquisition 157
Bilingualism, cognition and literacy development 168
Environmental factors impacting on bilingual acquisition 171
Summary of Chapter 5 175
6 Problems Developing Speech, Language and Communication 178
The nature of communication difficulties 178
Environmental and internal factors contributing to communication difficulties 180
Summary of Chapter 6 196
7 Working with Parents of Children with Communication Difficulties 198
Which professionals? 198
Understanding parents of children with communication difficulties 199
Parent-professional relationships 207
Considerations for working with parents at different stages of their child's care 211
Summary of Chapter 7 220
Useful addresses 222
Glossary 224
Bibliography 236
Index 247
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