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Language Development: Foundations, Processes, and Clinical Applications, Second Edition

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    ISBN: 9781284022070

Brian B. Shulman

Language Development: Foundations, Processes, and Clinical Applications, Second Edition provides an accessible overview of language development covering the typical course of language development within the clinical context of language assessment and intervention. The Second Edition examines the biological, developmental, and environmental systems of neurotypical children, and the role of these systems as linguistic input in the child’s environment contributing to language development. This comprehensive resource, written and contributed by over 20 experts in the field, provides students with an understanding of the foundations of language development in terms of each individual child’s communication needs. With case studies woven throughout the text, students are able to follow the progress of children with normal language development as well as those showing signs of problems. These cases and clinical practice applications will help students prepare for the clinical challenges they will face in their professional careers.

Every year, new information, new theories, and new evidence are published about development to explain the complexities that create and facilitate the language acquisition process. The authors who have contributed to this text provide the latest research and perspectives on language development among neurotypical children.  This valuable text bridges biological, environmental, technological, and professional venues to advance the development of professionals and children alike.

What’s new in the Second Edition?

• New chapter on syntactic development including morphology
• New chapter covering school-age language
• New case study highlighting school-age language
• Expanded content on morphology including morphological analysis

Instructor Resources: PowerPoint Presentations, Test Bank
Student Resources: Companion Website

Companion Website*, includes:

    Over 300 flashcard terms
    Crossword Puzzles
    Interactive Glossary
    Web Links
    Matching Questions
    Study Questions

*Each new text includes an access code to the companion website. Electronic formats and eBooks do not inlcude access to the companion website. Access may be purchased separately. See Student Resources tab above.

Table of Contents

Chapter  1  Language Assessment and Intervention: A Developmental Approach
Chapter  2  Historical and Contemporary Views of the Nature–Nurture Debate: A Continuum of Perspectives for the Speech-Language Pathologist
Chapter  3  Child Development
Chapter  4  Gesture Development
Chapter  5  Hearing and Language Development
Chapter  6  Comprehension of Language
Chapter  7  Social–Emotional Bases of Pragmatic and Communication Development
Chapter  8  Early Semantic Development: The Developing Lexicon
Chapter  9  The Development of Grammar: Morphology and Syntax
Chapter  10  Speech Sound Disorders: An Overview of Acquisition, Assessment, and Treatment
Chapter  11  The Transition to the School-Age Years: Literacy Development
Chapter  12  School-Age Language Development: Application of the Five Domains of Language across Four Modalities
Chapter  13  Multicultural Perspectives: The Road to Cultural Competence
Chapter  14  Children with Language Impairment
Chapter  15  Communication Development in Children with Multiple Disabilities: The Role of Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Dr. Brian B. Shulman is Dean of the School of Health and Medical Sciences at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. Dr. Shulman received his Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees, both in Speech-Language Pathology, from Bowling Green State University (OH). His Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology is from the State University of New York College at Cortland. Dr. Shulman holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology. He is a Board Recognized Specialist in Child Language (BRS-CL) as conferred by ASHA’s Specialty Board on Child Language. A Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Dr. Shulman has made numerous invited presentations to professional groups at international, national, state, and local levels. Dr. Shulman has served in a number of leadership positions within ASHA as Chair of ASHA’s Board of Division Coordinators (BDC). He also served as a member of ASHA’s Council for Clinical Specialty Recognition and served as co-chair of two ASHA annual conventions. Dr. Shulman recently completed a three-year term as ASHA’s nationally elected Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice. In that role, he identified national issues, monitored the emergence of new areas of practice, addressed concerns of the work setting, and monitored and facilitated Association activities designed to promote all practice settings.

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