Understanding Developmental Language Disorders
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Understanding Developmental Language Disorders by Courtenay Norbury
Book DescriptionDevelopmental language disorders (DLD) occur when a child fails to develop his or her native language often for no apparent reason. Delayed development of speech and/or language is one of the most common reasons for parents of preschool children to seek the advice of their family doctor. Although some children rapidly improve, others have more persistent language difficulties. These long-term deficits can adversely affect academic progress, social relationships and mental well-being. Although DLDs are common, we are still a long way from understanding what causes them and how best to intervene. Understanding Developmental Language Disorders summarises the recent research developments in genetics and neuroimaging studies, assessment techniques and treatment studies to provide an overview of all aspects of DLD. The book investigates the possible genetic and biological causes of the disorder, how best to assess children's language skills to identify when and where communication breakdown occurs, what the long-term outcomes are for children who grow up with DLD, overlaps between DLD and other childhood disorders such as dyslexia and autism and how best to treat children with the disorder. Each chapter is written by a leading authority in the field in a format accessible to researchers, clinicians and families alike. This book, with its focus on both theory and practice, will be invaluable to students and researchers of speech-language pathology, psychology, psychiatry, linguistics and education. It will also be of interest to practicing speech-language pathologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, educational psychologists, and teachers and parents of children with developmental language disorders.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841696669
(246mm x 189mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Psychology Press Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Courtenay Norbury
Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence, Hardback (January 2012)
Uses a descriptive-developmental approach to present basic concepts and vocabulary, an overview of key issues and controversies, the scope of communicative difficulties that make up child language disorders, and information on how language pathologists approach the assessment and intervention processes.
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Developmental language disorders (DLD) occur when a child fails to develop his or her native language often for no apparent reason. This work summarises the research developments in genetics and neuroimaging studies, assessment techniques and treatment studies to provide an overview of the various aspects of DLD.
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Author Biography - Courtenay Norbury
Courtenay Frazier Norbury is a qualified speech-language pathologist and research psychologist. Her research has focused on the overlap between specific language impairments and autistic spectrum disorders. She was awarded the Neil O'Connor Award by the British Psychological Society for her published work on developmental language disorders, and currently holds an RCUK Research Fellowship in Cognitive Science at Royal Holloway, University of London. J. Bruce Tomblin holds the D. C. Spriestersbach Distinguished Professorship in Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is a licensed speech-language pathologist by the State of Iowa. He currently receives several research grants from the U. S. National Institutes of Health concerned with the causes, course, and outcomes of developmental language disorders. Dorothy V.M. Bishop is an internationally renowned expert on Development Language Disorders. She was awarded the BPS Annual Book Prize for Uncommon Understanding (published by Psychology Press) and recently received the esteemed Mid-Career Award from the Experimental Psychological Society of Great Britain. Her laboratory is based at the University of Oxford where she is a Principal Research Fellow funded by the Wellcome Trust.
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