Parents, family members and professional educators will find the information in this book understandable and practical when there is concern about a child's language development. Let's Talk About Early Language Development gives parents an idea about what a typical child should understand and say at different ages, and it describes the different kinds of language delays in an easy to understand format. The authors give specific examples about what parents can do at home to help their child. The text provides an excellent overview of the five areas of language and clearly explains language and communication terms. The authors provide guidelines to help identify signs of atypical development. The question and answer format enables parents, family members, and professionals to go straight to areas of concern to them. There is specific attention on parent questions regarding children who are dual-language learners. The authors stress the importance of families maintaining the native language and describe how to tell the difference between what may or may not be language issues as children are learning English. Additionally, critical information for parents of children who are non-verbal is provided with a particular focus on activities that promote verbal language and help interpret non-verbal language.
Author: Ana Gamarra Hoover, Karen Griffin Roberts Publisher: Fourth Lloyd Productions Published: 03/07/2013 Pages: 68 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.25lbs Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.16d ISBN: 9780988939103