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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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Teaching Students with Language and Communication Disabilities / Edition 4

This book provides teachers and other education professionals with essential information on language development and disorders that will enable them to identify and effectively teach children with language difficulties. The first section of this book presents updated research on language and language development with a focus on application to school-age students. The second section analyzes the language difficulties associated with specific disability types, including a new chapter on the language difficulties of students with emotional and behavioral disorders. The third section of the text focuses on contemporary assessment and instructional strategies. Several newer approaches, including FastForWord are discussed. The emphasis throughout is on instructional techniques that are firmly grounded in research. For anyone involved in the education of children with communication disabilities, speech therapist, school teachers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900132656664
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

“Summary,” “Review Questions,” “Suggested Activities,” “Resources for Extended Study,” and “References” appear at the end of every chapter.



l. Language and Language Disorders.
Case Study Speech, Language, Communication.
Language Disorders.

2. The Elements of Language.

3. Language Acquisition: Bases and Models.
Physiological Bases of Language Development.
Cognitive Bases of Language Development.
Social Basis of Language Development.
Models of Language Acquisition.

4. The Development of Language.
Pre-Linguistic Development.
Emergence of Expressive Language.
Language Development in the Preschool Years.
Learning to Mean: The Development of Semantics.
Language Development in the School Years.


5. Language and Students with Learning Disabilities.
Case Study.
The Dilemma of Learning Disabilities.
Language Characteristics.

6. Language and Students with Mental Retardation.
The Changing View of Mental Retardation.
Language and Communication Characteristics.
Causes of Language and Communication Impairments.
Approaches to Intervention.

7. Language and Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Case Studies.
Characteristics Associated withAutism.
Definition of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Causes of Autism.
Language and Communication.
Causes of Language and Communication Disorders in Autism.
Intervention for Language and Communication Impairments.

8. Language and Students with Sensory Disabilities.
Case Study.
Defining Hearing Impairment.
Cognitive Characteristics.
Language Characteristics.
Educational Performance.
Educational Programs.
Otitis Media.
Visual Impairment and Language.
Language Characteristics.
Implications for Teaching.

9. Language and Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities.
Case Studies.
Defining the Population.
Evidence for Language and Communication Deficiencies.
Implications for Assessment and Intervention.


10. Assessing Language and Communication.
Understanding Assessment.
Assessment of Language.

11. Enhancing Language and Communication.
Rationale for Language Instruction.
Methods for Language Instruction.
Language in the Classroom.
Enhancing Language Skills in the Classroom.
Delivering Language Instruction in the Classroom.
Enhancing Communication in Specific Classroom Environments.
Language Intervention.

12. Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
Components of Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
Implementing AAC Systems.
Integrating AAC Use into Regular Education Settings.
Outcomes of AAC System Usage.

13. Language and Culture.
Case Studies.
Cultural Diversity.
Dialect Differences.
Bilingualism and Limited English Proficiency.
Students with Limited English Proficiency and Special Needs.
Appropriate Assessment.
Instructional Programs.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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