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

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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: 9780415259941
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/30/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Human Communication, Chapter One - The First Year: Hearing, Attention and Listening; Towards Early Verbal Understanding; Communication and Expressive Skills in the First Year; Why Do Babies Communicate; How Babies Communicate, Looking, Moving and Gesturing; Making Sounds in the First Year Chapter Two - The Second Year: Attention and Learning Language; Play and Symbolic Understanding; Understanding Meaning; Early Verbal Understanding; Communication and Expressive Skills; Why Do Children in Their Second Year Communicate?; Using Early Words; Early Speech Chapter Three - The Third Year: Attention Control; Links Between Play and Language; Conceptual, Semantic and Vocabulary Development; Understanding Words and Sentences, Communication and Expressive Skills; Speech Development; Chapter Four - The Fourth and Fifth Years: Attention Control; Links Between Play and Language; Semantic and Vocabulary Development; Understanding Words and Sentences; Further Developments in Communication and Expressive Skills; Speech Development; Emergent Literacy Skills Chapter Five- Learning More then One Language in Early Childhood: Bilingualism; Features of Bilingualism Speech and The Pattern and Stages of Bilingual Acquisition; Bilingualism, Cognition and Literacy Development; Environment Factors Impacting on Bilingual Acquisition Chapter Six - Problems Developing Speech, Language and Communication: The Nature of Communication Difficulties; Environmental and Internal Factors Contributing to Communication Difficulties Chapter Seven - Working with Parents of Children with Communication Difficulties; Which Professionals?; Understanding Parents of Children with Communication Difficulties; Parent-Professional Relationships; Considerations for Working with Parents at Different Stages of Their Child's Care Useful Addresses, Glossary, Bibliography

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