Language Sampling with Adolescents: Implications for Intervention, now in its second edition, provides guidelines for analyzing spoken and written language production in adolescents. It is geared toward graduate students and speech-language pathologists who work in the public schools with middle school and high school students (Grades 5-12). The book includes many tables, figures, and practical exercises (with answer keys) to help readers understand how to analyze the content and structure of what adolescents express in different genres: conversational, narrative, expository, and persuasive. Based on formal analyses, the book indicates how the information can be applied to establish functional language goals for adolescents with language disorders. It also explains how to implement intervention activities that are designed to enhance spoken and written language production in adolescents. For the second edition, the author has revised and updated the content and added a new chapter on "Adolescent Language Disorders" that includes information on specific language impairment, nonspecific language impairment, and autism spectrum disorder.The author has also added more information on: Different types of discourse problems that can occur in different types of language disorders, with examples.
Intervention for each different genre (including conversation, narration, exposition, and persuasion). In addition, the exercises have been restructured to provide more examples of each type of syntactic element to be analyzed. More examples of language samples from adolescents have been added, including adolescents with autism. Finally, the author has added more exercises for grammar coding. With its new and updated content and features, Language Sampling with Adolescents: Implications for Intervention, second edition is a must-have resource for clinicians working with middle and high school students with language disorders.
Marilyn A. Nippold, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a professor of communication disorders and sciences at the University of Oregon where she has worked since 1982, teaching and conducting research in later language development, literacy, language disorders, and stuttering.
Preface Acknowledgements Part I: Working With Adolescents Chapter 1. Why Language Sampling? Chapter 2. History of Language Sampling Chapter 3. Adolescent Language Development Chapter 4. Language Sampling Guidelines Chapter 5. Language Sampling Tasks Chapter 6. Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders Chapter 7. Intervention: Conversational and Narrative Discourse Chapter 8. Intervention: Expository and Persuasive Discourse Chapter 9. Bringing it All Together: The School Newspaper Part II. Grammar Review and Exercises Chapter 10. Types of Words and Phrases Chapter 11. Types of Clauses Chapter 12. Types of Sentences Chapter 13. Units of Measurement Chapter 14. Analyzing Language Samples from Adolescents Appendix A: Answer Keys for Chapter Exercises References Index