Written for core introductory coursework on language disorders, LANGUAGE DISORDERS ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN, 3rd edition has been thoroughly updated to illustrate how the latest research can be applied to actual practice by speech-language pathologists when diagnosing and treating language delays and disorders in clients of all ages. The book maintains a clear progression from preschool to school-age children to adults in order to differentiate the origins and progression of language disorders. An expanded discussion of the long term potential impacts of delays and disorders in the preschool years leads in to a new chapter that explores how to "set the stage" for linguistic and literacy success. Expanded content also includes a new chapter on autism, coverage of right hemisphere deficits in TBI, an expanded discussion of syndromes, and a new discussion of the effects of nicotine on the developing fetus.
Betsy Partin Vinson is a clinical associate professor at the University of Florida where she teaches the undergraduate Introduction to Language Disorders course, the graduate level Diagnostics course, and a variety of graduate electives including pediatric dysphagia and counseling. She earned her Master of Medical Science degree in 1976 from Emory University. Before joining the faculty at UF in 1985, she worked in a state facility for handicapped individuals, and at a public school for the mentally and/or physically challenged.
Preface. Part I: LANGUAGE DELAYS AND DISORDERS IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN. 1. Classification of Language Abnormalities Based on Normal Development and Features of Language. 2. Setting The Stage in the Preschool Years for Linguistic and Literacy Success. 3. Classification of Language Abnormalities Based on Etiology and Diagnostic Labels. 4. Pervasive Developmental Disorders. 5. General Considerations in Assessment of Language Deficits in Preschool Children. 6. Treatment of Language Delays and Disorders in Preschool Children. 7. The Persistence of Preschool Language Deficits Throughout the Lifespan Part II: LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN. 8. Language-Based Learning Disabilities in the School-Age Population 9. Spelling and Reading Disorders. 10. Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity Learning Objectives. 11. Language After Traumatic Brain Injury. 12. Assessment of Language Disorders in School-Age Children. 13. Treatment in the School-Age Population. Part III: LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN ADULTS. 14. Aphasia. 15. Dementia. Appendix A Suggested Reading List on Language Abnormalities in Preschool Children. Appendix B Suggested Reading List on Language Abnormalities in School-Age Children. Appendix C Suggested Reading List on Language Abnormalities in Adults. Appendix D Suggested Reading List on Multicultural Aspects of Language Disorders. Appendix E Biographies, Autobiographies, and Memoirs of Individuals Coping with Disabilities. Appendix F Answers to Review Questions. Glossary. Index.