Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals / Edition 2

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In Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome, Libby Kumin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP shares her expertise -- gained through her work with hundreds of children with Down syndrome over the past 23 years -- with parents and speech-language pathologists to help them maximize the communication development of young children. This new book, an updated, expanded edition of Communication Skills in Children with Down Syndrome focuses on speech and language development from birth through the stage of making 3-word phrases, which is often around ages 5 or 6, but can occur later.
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With this update of Communication Skills in Children with Down Syndrome (1994), Woodbine House continues to uphold its high standards for special-needs texts. Focusing on infants through kindergartners (a promised later volume will discuss older children), Kumin (founder, Down Syndrome Ctr. for Excellence, Loyola Coll.) includes several new evaluation checklists and new sections on apraxia, articulation, and alternative communication options. Most helpful are the many home activities suggested throughout. Rather than offer more therapy-type activities, Kumin presents activities that a parent could easily incorporate into everyday routines like bathing or mealtime. As with other books from the publisher, both the reading list and the resource section are worth the cost. Essential for most collections, even those that already own the earlier edition.-KellyJo Houtz Griffin, Eatonville, WA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890627270
  • Publisher: Woodbine House
  • Publication date: 6/16/2003
  • Series: Topics in down Syndrome Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Introduction xi
Chapter 1 Language, Speech, and Communication 1
Chapter 2 Speech and Language Characteristics of Children with Down Syndrome 9
Chapter 3 Busy Baby--Busy Parents 29
Chapter 4 Before the First Word--Precursors to Language 39
Chapter 5 The One-Word Stage 65
Chapter 6 The Two- and Three-Word Stages 81
Chapter 7 The Nuts and Bolts of Language Comprehension 93
Chapter 8 Speech and Intelligibility Problems 113
Chapter 9 Articulation and Phonology: Learning the Sounds of the Language 141
Chapter 10 Pragmatics: Communication in Action 171
Chapter 11 Communicating without Speech 191
Chapter 12 Understanding Speech and Language Evaluation 211
Chapter 13 Understanding Speech and Language Treatment 247
Chapter 14 Reading, Literacy, and Language 277
Chapter 15 School and Community Issues 293
Chapter 16 Concluding Thoughts 309
Comprehensive Communication Evaluation Guidelines for Children with Down Syndrome 314
Speech & Language Referral Guidelines for Pediatricians 316
Comprehensive Speech & Language Treatment: Guidelines for Children with Down Syndrome from Birth to Six Years 321
Early Intervention Speech & Language Treatment Planning Form 322
Speech & Language Treatment Planning Form: First Word to Age 6 323
Speech Intelligibility Evaluation Summary Form for Children with Down Syndrome 324
Speech Intelligibility Treatment Program Plan for Children with Down Syndrome 326
Resource Guide 327
References and Suggested Reading 341
Children's Books for Language Stimulation 353
Index 359
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