Language Disorders A Functional Approach to Assessment and Intervention

ISBN-10: 0132978725

ISBN-13: 9780132978729

Edition: 6th 2014

Authors: Robert E. Owens
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Book details

List price: $195.20
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 2/20/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.024

Owens is a professor and director of the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology

Preface
A Functional Language Approach
Traditional and Functional Models
Role of Pragmatics in Intervention
Dimensions of Communication Context
Summary
Role of Generalization in Intervention
Variables That Affect Generalization
Summary
Evidence-Based Practice
Conclusion
Language Impairments
Information Processing
Diagnostic Categories
Intellectual Disability
Learning Disability
Specific Language Impairment
Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Autism Spectrum Disorder
Brain Injury
Maltreatment: Neglect and Abuse
Other Language Impairments
Implications
Conclusion
Early Communication Intervention
Legal Basis for Early Intervention
Early Intervention Model
Team Approach
Importance of Families
Cultural Concerns
Child and Parents/Caregivers
Individualized for Each Child
Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
Natural Environment
Role of the SLP
Children Served in ECI Programs
Established Risk
At-risk Children
ECI Assessment
Transdisciplinary Model of Assessment
Family Concerns, Priorities, and Resources
Informal Communication Assessment
Formal Assessment of Infants and Toddlers
Assessment Steps
Intervention
Intervention Strategies
Natural Settings and Partners
A Hybrid Model
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Types of AAC
Evidence-Based Practice
Assessment
AAC Intervention
Summary
Conclusion
Assessment of Preschool and School-age Children with Language Impairment
Psychometric versus Descriptive Procedures
Psychometric Assessment Protocols
Test Differences
Content
Misuse of Normative Testing
Variables in Test Selection
Summary
Descriptive Approaches
Reliability and Validity
Summary
An Integrated Functional Assessment Strategy
Questionnaire, Interview, and Referral
Observation
Formal Testing
Sampling
Assessment for Information-Processing Deficits
Conclusion
Assessment of Children with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
State of Service Delivery
Lack of Preparation and Unfamiliarity with Different Languages and Cultures
Lack of Appropriate Assessment Tools
Overcoming Bias in Assessment of ELLs
Use of Interpreters
Overcoming Bias in Assessment of African American Children
An Integrated Model for Assessment
Summary
Conclusion
Language Sampling
Planning and Collecting a Representative Sample
Representativeness
A Variety of Language Contexts
Preschool and Early School-age Children Sampling Contexts
Evocative Conversational Techniques
Language Sampling of Children with CLD Backgrounds
Recording the Sample
Transcribing the Sample
Collecting Samples of Written Language
Conclusion
Language Sample Analysis
Across Utterances and Partners
Stylistic Variations
Referential Communication
Cohesive Devices
Communication Event
Social versus Nonsocial
Conversational Initiation
Topic Initiation
Conversation and Topic Maintenance
Duration of Topic
Topic Analysis Format
Turn Taking
Conversation and Topic Termination
Conversational Breakdown
Within Utterances
Language Use
Content
Form
Computer-Assisted Language Analysis
Conversational Partner
Conclusion
Narrative Analysis
Scripts and Narrative Frames
Collecting Narratives
Narrative Analysis
Narrative Levels
High-Point Analysis
Story Grammars
Expressive Elaboration
Quantitative Measures
Cohesive Devices
Reliability and Validity
Children with CLD Backgrounds
Narrative Collection and Analysis
Conclusion
A Functional Intervention Model
Principles
The Language Facilitator as Reinforcer
Close Approximation of Natural Learning
Following Developmental Guidelines
Following the Child's Lead
Active Involvement of the Child
Heavy Influence of Context on Language
Familiar Events Providing Scripts
Designing a Generalization Plan First
Generalization Variables
Training Targets
Training Items
Method of Training
Language Facilitators
Training Cues
Contingencies
Location
Conclusion
Manipulating Context
Nonlinguistic Contexts
Linguistic Contexts
Modeling
Direct Linguistic Cues
Indirect Linguistic Cues
Contingencies
Top-Down Teaching
Conclusion
Specific Intervention Techniques
Pragmatics
Intentions
Conversational Abilities
Narration
Semantics
Inadequate Vocabulary
Semantic Categories and Relational Words
Word Retrieval and Categorization
Comprehension
Syntax and Morphology
Morphology
Verb Tensing
Pronouns
Plurals
Articles
Prepositions
Word Order and Sentence Types
Summary
Children with CLD Backgrounds
Use of Microcomputers
Conclusion
Classroom Functional Intervention
Background and Rationale: Recent Educational Changes
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Inclusion
Collaborative Teaching
Summary
Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist
Relating to Others
Language Intervention and Language Arts
Elements of a Classroom Model
Identification of Children at Risk
Curriculum-Based Intervention
Linguistic Awareness Intervention within the Classroom
Language Facilitation
Instituting a Classroom Model
Conclusion
Literacy Impairments: Language in a Visual Mode
Reading
Reading Problems
Children with CLD Backgrounds
Assessment of Reading
Intervention for Reading Impairment
Writing
Writing Problems
Assessment of Writing
Intervention for Writing Impairment
Conclusion
Appendices
Considerations for CLD Children
Language Analysis Methods
Selected English Morphological Prefixes and Suffixes
Indirect Elicitation Techniques
Intervention Activities and Language Targets
Use of Children's Literature in Preschool Classrooms
Glossary
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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