ISBN-10:
0205607640
ISBN-13:
2900205607647
Pub. Date:
01/23/2009
Publisher:
Pearson
Language Disorders: A Functional Approach to Assessment and Intervention / Edition 5

Language Disorders: A Functional Approach to Assessment and Intervention / Edition 5

by Robert E. Owens

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ISBN-13: 2900205607647
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/23/2009
Series: Alternative eText Formats Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Robert E. Owens, Jr., Ph.D., is a professor of speech-language pathology and director of the graduate program in speech pathology at the State University of New York at Geneseo. He is the author of a number of textbooks, book chapters, and articles, including Language Development: An Introduction (Allyn & Bacon, 2007), and the Program for Acquisition of Language with the Severely Impaired (PALS). He has presented approximately 150 professional papers and workshops in both the U.S. and abroad.

Table of Contents

All chapters end with "Conclusion."

I. INTRODUCTION.

1. A Functional Language Approach.
Role of Pragmatics in Intervention.
Role of Generalization in Intervention.

2. Language Impairments.
Diagnostic Categories.

II. COMMUNICATION ASSESSMENT.

3. Assessment of Children with Language Impairment.
Psychometric versus Descriptive Procedures.
Psychometric Assessment Protocols.
Descriptive Approaches.
An Integrated Functional Assessment Strategy.
Presymbolic and Minimally Symbolic Children.

4. Assessment of Children with Language Difference.
State of Service Delivery.
An Integrated Model for Assessment.

5. Language Sampling.
Planning and Collecting a Representative Sample.
Recording the Sample.
Transcribing the Sample.
Collecting Samples of Written Language.

6. Analysis across Utterances and Partners and by Communication Event.
Across Utterances and Partners.
Communication Event.
Conversational Partner.

7. Analyzing a Language Sample at the Utterance Level.
Language Use.
Content.
Form.
Presymbolic and Minimally Symbolic Children.

8. Narrative Analysis.
Development of Narratives.
Collecting Narratives.
Narrative Analysis.
CLD Children.

III. INTERVENTION.

9. A Functional Intervention Model.
Principles.
Generalization Variables.

10. Manipulating Context.
Nonlinguistic Contexts.
Linguistic Contexts.

11. Specific InterventionTechniques.
Pragmatics.
Semantics.
Syntax and Morphology.
Phonology.
CLD Children.
Use of Microcomputers.
Presymbolic and Minimally Symbolic Children.

12. Classroom Functional Intervention.
Background and Rationale: Recent Educational Trends.
Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist.
Elements of a Classroom Model.
Instituting a Classroom Model.

APPENDICES.

A: Language Test Content.

B: Phonological Development.

C: Considerations for CLD Children.

D: Form for Reporting the Language Skills of CLD Children.

E: Language Analysis Methods.

F: Selected English Morphological Prefixes and Suffixes.

G: Definitions of Illocutionary and Semantic Functions.

H: Indirect Elicitation Techniques.

I: Intervention Activities and Language Targets.

J: Analyzing Classroom Communication Breakdown.

K: Use of Children's Literature in Preschool Classrooms.

L: Thematic Unit on Listening.

Glossary.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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