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The New Language of Toys: Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Special Needs, a Guide for Parents and Teachers / Edition 3
     

The New Language of Toys: Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Special Needs, a Guide for Parents and Teachers / Edition 3

by Sue Schwartz
 

ISBN-10: 1890627488

ISBN-13: 9781890627485

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: Woodbine House

New edition of the perennial favorite of parents and therapists, shows how to use toys to encourage and build communication skills in children with special needs who experience language delays. Many young children with special needs experience language delays and need additional help to build language skills. What better way to encourage communication development

Overview

New edition of the perennial favorite of parents and therapists, shows how to use toys to encourage and build communication skills in children with special needs who experience language delays. Many young children with special needs experience language delays and need additional help to build language skills. What better way to encourage communication development than through play? The completely updated third edition of "The New Language of Toys", a perennial favourite of parents, speech-language pathologists, and early interventionists, offers a plan for doing just that. The new edition presents sixty-five new toys and accompanying toy dialogues to use with children with a wide range of special needs from birth through age six. These sample toy dialogues show parents how to play purposefully with their child — using store-bought and home-made toys — to provide language learning opportunities and stimulate language development. The exercises are fun and educational, too, as parents help their child build receptive language skills (understanding), expressive language skills (communicating), and speech. The book is organised by language developmental ages and each section includes: toy dialogues; numerous photographs; a toy list; a list of suggested vocabulary and communication concepts; children's book bibliography; checklist to track progress. In addition, this book provides important background information about language, its sequential development, the causes of language delays, and how play can enhance language development. It also explains the use of videos, DVDs, television, and the computer as language enhancers. The resource lists are extensive, offering toy manufacturers and catalogues, support organisations, children's book information, and suggested materials for home-made toys. With this book, parents can help their children make gains in their language development and have an enjoyable and rewarding experience while do

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890627485
Publisher:
Woodbine House
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvii
Forewordix
Introductionxi
Chapter 1Language: An Introduction1
Chapter 2Language Development in Children5
Chapter 3Playing and Learning25
Chapter 4Toy Dialogs33
Chapter 5Toy Dialogs for the First Year43
Birth to Three Months
Three to Six Months
Six to Nine Months
Nine to Twelve Months
Chapter 6Toy Dialogs for the Second Year77
Twelve to Fifteen Months
Fifteen to Eightenn Months
Eighteen to Twenty-Four Months
Chapter 7Toy Dialogs for the Third Year (Twenty-Four to Thirty-Six Months)101
Chapter 8Toy Dialogs for the Fourth Year (Thirty-Six to Forty-Eight Months)121
Chapter 9Toy Dialogs for the Fifth Year (Forty-Eight to Sixty Months)147
Chapter 10Toy Dialogs for the Sixth Year (Sixty to Seventy-Two Months)171
Chapter 11Teaching Language Throughout the Day193
Chapter 12Computer Technology and Language Learning199
Chapter 13Videotapes, DVDs, and Television209
Chapter 14Toy Safety213
Appendix AAlternate Sources of Toys217
Appendix BMaterials List219
Appendix CSources for Information about Children's Books221
Appendix DResource Guide223
Appendix EToy Manufacturers Cited in This Book231
Appendix FOther Sources of Toys235
Appendix GReferences239
Index245

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