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Teaching Students with Language and Communication Disabilities / Edition 4

Teaching Students with Language and Communication Disabilities / Edition 4

by S. Jay Kuder
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Emphasizing the connection between language and literacy, the fourth edition of Teaching Students with Language and Communication Disabilities esplores language development and language disorders within the context of specific disabilities.

Organized in a three-part format, this text examines language development and disorders in school-age children, analyzes language difficulties associated with specific disabilities, and presents assessment techniques and instructional strategies used in today's classrooms.

New to This Edition

· Realistic student vignettes in disability chapters (Chapter 7-12) help readers understand the impact of language disabilities in the classroom.

· Poignant teacher perspectives in disability chapters (Chapter 7-12) help readers understand real situations that teachers of students with language disorders may face.

· New literacy sections in disability chapters (Chapters 7-12) address the emerging research on literacy and disabilities and the state requirements that all students must develop literacy skills.

· Up-to-date website links in every chapter direct students to Internet resources that extend and enhance the content of the text.

· New chapter activities throughout the book encourage readers to apply material and analyze the results.

· Updated glossary at the end of the book gives students immediate access to important terms and definitions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132656665
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 06/19/2012
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

S. Jay Kuder is a professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ., where he coordinates the graduate programs in special education and autism. Dr. Kuder’s research interests are in the development of effective practices for enhancing the language and literacy skills of children with disabilities. His recent research has focused on the use of technology to enhance communication and social skills in students with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Kuder holds a masters degree in special education from Temple University and a doctoral degree in applied psycholinguistics from Boston University. He is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Council for Exceptional Children, and a fellow of the American Association on Intellectual Disabilities, and has served on the New Jersey Special Education advisory board.

Table of Contents


Part One: Understanding Language and Communication

Chapter 1 Language and Language Disorders

Chapter 2 The Elements of Language

Chapter 3 Language Acquisition: Bases for Development

Chapter 4 Language Acquisition: Models

Chapter 5 Language Development: Birth Through the Preschool Years

Chapter 6 Language and Literacy in the School Years

Part Two: Language and Communications Disorders

Chapter 7 Language and Students with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorders

Chapter 8 Language and Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Chapter 9 Language and Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Chapter 10 Language and Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Chapter 11 Language and Students with Sensory Disabilities

Chapter 12 Language and Students with Neuromotor Disabilities and Brain Injury

Part Three: Language and Communication in the Classroom

Chapter 13 Assessing Language and Communication

Chapter 14 Enhancing Language and Communication

Chapter 15 Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Chapter 16 Language, Culture, and English Language Learners



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