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Late Talkers

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Catalog No. 28276

What does the research tell us about late talkers, and what are the key implications for clinical practice?

Discover the latest findings in this important volume, a comprehensive survey of 30+ years of research about young children with delayed expressive language. More than 25 top researchers explore the causes and characteristics of late language emergence, long-term outcomes for late talkers, effective intervention approaches, and future directions for new research studies. An essential addition to the literature on language development!

Discover findings on:

... Effects of late language emergence on outcomes later in life

... Accurate identification of late talkers among bilingual children

... How to recognize when late talking indicates significant risk for developmental disability

... Real-time spoken language understanding as an early predictor of later language outcomes

... Evidence-based language intervention approaches for late-talking toddlers

... The relationship between phonology and lexical development in late talkers

... Prevalence, predictors, and causes of late language emergence

... Parent-implemented language intervention programs

... How to match interventions to a child's individual characteristics

and more

Chapter Authors: Edith Bavin, Dorthe Bleses PhD, Lesley Bretherton, Stephen M. Camarata PhD, Philip S. Dale PhD, Chris A. Dollaghan PhD, Cindy Earle, Ann Fernald, Marc E. Fey PhD, Lizbeth H. Finestack PhD, Luigi Girolametto PhD, Marianna E. Hayiou-Thomas, James Law PhD, Leonard B. Laurence PhD, Michelle MacRoy-Higgins, Rhea Paul PhD, CCC-SLP, Barbara Zurer Pearson PhD, Nan Berstein Ratner EdD, Leslie A. Rescorla PhD, Mabel L. Rice PhD, Richard G. Schwartz PhD, Donna J. Thal PhD, J. Bruce Tomblin PhD, Werner Vach, Susan Ellis Weismer PhD, Elaine Weitzman M.Ed., Stephen R. Zubrick PhD Consulting Editor: Virginia A. Marchman PhD

"An expertly edited set of original papers by recognized authorities on late talkers . . . an indispensable up-to-date guide to identification, etiology, prognosis, and intervention."--Larry Fenson, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University

"A state-of-the-art examination of theory, research, and practice . . . Leading experts tackle topics ranging from diagnosis to development to intervention."--Laura Justice, EHE Distinguished Professor, Executive Director, Children's Learning Research Collaborative

"A volume that can uniquely enrich readers' understanding of the large and complex research literature that now exists on late talkers." --Rebecca McCauley, Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, The Ohio State University

408 pages. 2013

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