Language Development from Theory to Practice Book

Language Development from Theory to Practice


  • Author : Khara L. Pence
  • Publisher : Pearson
  • Release Date : 2016-01-13
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0134170423

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Language Development from Theory to Practice Book Description :

Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0134412087. "Language Development From Theory to Practice" provides a survey of key topics in language development, including research methods, theoretical perspectives, and major language milestones from birth to adolescence and beyond, and language diversity and language disorders. Each chapter bridges language development theory and practice by providing students with a theoretical and scientific foundation to the study of language development. The authors emphasize the relevance of the material to students current and future experiences in clinical, educational, and research settings; emphasize multicultural considerations and how they affect language development; focus on using evidence-based practices for making educational and clinical decisions; show the relevance of a multidisciplinary perspective on the theory and practice of language development; and include a number of outstanding pedagogical features to motivate and engage students. The new edition builds on the strengths of the earlier editions while featuring a chapter reorganization that promotes better understanding, more detailed coverage of topics of particular interest to students, expanded categorization of language-development theories, and a variety of helpful new pedagogical features. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos and assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to re

Language Development from Theory to Practice Book

Language Development from Theory to Practice


  • Author : Khara L. Pence
  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 013707347X

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Language Development from Theory to Practice Book Description :

A balanced and multidimensional survey of language development rich in learning tools and features. Language Development from Theory to Practice provides students with a user-friendly approach to key topics in language development, including research methods, theoretical perspectives, major language milestones from birth to adolescence, and language diversity and language disorders. The research based and theoretical foundation found in this engaging text is designed to prepare students for advanced study in subjects associated with language development by summarizing the various theoretical orientations that have guided research and practice. With an emphasis on the relevance of the material to students' current and future experiences in clinical, educational, and research settings, this text also focuses on individual differences in language development, including those of children who are developing language in diverse cultures or who are developing language atypically. Features � A balance of theory and practice provides students with a theoretical and scientific foundation to the study of language development and prepares them for advanced study in language development and related fields. � A multidisciplinary focus allows readers to best understand the constantly evolving and diverse world of language development study � Multicultural considerations in understanding language development promotes students' awareness of the way culture interacts with language development for children from diverse backgrounds within and beyond North American communities. � An emphasis on research familiarize students with the use of evidence-based practices as well as the most current empirical findings in children's language achievements. � A reader-friendly format and style promotes student learning with boldfaced terms, helpful figures and graphs, discussion questions, and an engaging writing style. � Learning tools and features, include focus questions, chapter su

Language Development From Theory to Practice Book

Language Development From Theory to Practice


  • Author : Khara L Pence Turnbull
  • Publisher : Pearson
  • Release Date : 2016-02-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780134170572

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Language Development From Theory to Practice Book Description :

Language Development From Theory to Practice provides a survey of key topics in language development, including research methods, theoretical perspectives, and major language milestones from birth to adolescence and beyond, and language diversity and language disorders. Each chapter bridges language development theory and practice by providing students with a theoretical and scientific foundation to the study of language development. The authors emphasize the relevance of the material to students’ current and future experiences in clinical, educational, and research settings; emphasize multicultural considerations and how they affect language development; focus on using evidence-based practices for making educational and clinical decisions; show the relevance of a multidisciplinary perspective on the theory and practice of language development; and include a number of outstanding pedagogical features to motivate and engage students. The new edition builds on the strengths of the earlier editions while featuring a chapter reorganization that promotes better understanding, more detailed coverage of topics of particular interest to students, expanded categorization of language-development theories, and a variety of helpful new pedagogical features.

Understanding Developmental Language Disorders Book

Understanding Developmental Language Disorders


  • Author : Courtenay Frazier Norbury
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2008-11-19
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135419462

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Understanding Developmental Language Disorders Book Description :

Developmental language disorders (DLD) occur when a child fails to develop his or her native language often for no apparent reason. Delayed development of speech and/or language is one of the most common reasons for parents of preschool children to seek the advice of their family doctor. Although some children rapidly improve, others have more persistent language difficulties. These long-term deficits can adversely affect academic progress, social relationships and mental well-being. Although DLDs are common, we are still a long way from understanding what causes them and how best to intervene. Understanding Developmental Language Disorders summarises the recent research developments in genetics and neuroimaging studies, assessment techniques and treatment studies to provide an overview of all aspects of DLD. The book investigates the possible genetic and biological causes of the disorder, how best to assess children's language skills to identify when and where communication breakdown occurs, what the long-term outcomes are for children who grow up with DLD, overlaps between DLD and other childhood disorders such as dyslexia and autism and how best to treat children with the disorder. Each chapter is written by a leading authority in the field in a format accessible to researchers, clinicians and families alike. This book, with its focus on both theory and practice, will be invaluable to students and researchers of speech-language pathology, psychology, psychiatry, linguistics and education. It will also be of interest to practicing speech-language pathologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, educational psychologists, and teachers and parents of children with developmental language disorders.

Language Teaching  Linguistic Theory in Practice Book

Language Teaching Linguistic Theory in Practice


  • Author : Melinda Whong
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-27
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748636365

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Language Teaching Linguistic Theory in Practice Book Description :

How can theories of language development be understood and applied in your language classroom?By presenting a range of linguistic perspectives from formal to functional to cognitive, this book highlights the relevance of second language acquisition research to the language classroom. Following a brief historical survey of the ways in which language has been viewed, Whong clearly discusses the basic tenets of Chomskyan linguistics, before exploring ten generalisations about second language development in terms of their implications for language teaching. Emphasising the formal generative approach, the book explores well-known language teaching methods, looking at the extent to which linguistic theory is relevant to the different approaches. This is the first textbook to provide an explicit discussion of language teaching from the point of view of formal linguistics.

Language and Social Disadvantage Book

Language and Social Disadvantage


  • Author : Judy Clegg
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2006-08-04
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470029114

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Language and Social Disadvantage Book Description :

Language and Social Disadvantage critically analyses and reviews the development of language in direct relation to social disadvantage in the early years and beyond. Definitions and descriptions of social disadvantage are addressed and wider aspects discussed. Theory and practice in relation to language development and social disadvantage are explored. The book is divided into two sections: the first addresses the theoretical associations and relationships between social disadvantage and language, where cognition, literacy, behaviour, learning, socio-emotional development, intervention and outcomes are considered in depth. The second section applies the theory to practice, where real-life intervention studies in nurseries, schools and other contexts are reported. Research and practice based in the UK is a focus of all the chapters and research reports. A genuinely interdisciplinary and collaborative approach is taken using perspectives from speech and language therapy, psychology and education. The book is ideal for professionals and students interested in the study of language development and intervention in the context of social disadvantage.

Managing Children with Developmental Language Disorder Book

Managing Children with Developmental Language Disorder


  • Author : James Law
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429848339

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Managing Children with Developmental Language Disorder Book Description :

Although most children learn language relatively quickly, as many as 10 per cent of them are slow to start speaking and are said to have developmental language disorder (DLD). Children with DLD are managed by a variety of different professionals in different countries, are offered different services for different periods of time and are given a variety of different therapeutic treatments. To date, there has been no attempt to evaluate these different practices. Managing Children with Developmental Language Disorder: Theory and Practice Across Europe and Beyond does just this, reporting on the findings of a survey carried out as part of the work of COST Action IS1406, a European research network. Law and colleagues analyse the results of a pan-European survey, looking at how different services are delivered in different counties, at the cultural factors underpinning such services and the theoretical frameworks used to inform practice in different countries. The book also provides a snapshot of international practices in a set of 35 country-specific "vignettes", providing a benchmark for future developments but also calling attention to the work of key practitioners and thinkers in each of the countries investigated. This book will be essential reading for practitioners working with children with language impairments, those commissioning services and policy in the field and students of speech and language therapy.

Global Perspectives on Language Assessment Book

Global Perspectives on Language Assessment


  • Author : Spiros Papageorgiou
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-02-07
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429795503

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Global Perspectives on Language Assessment Book Description :

The sixth volume in the Global Research on Teaching and Learning English series offers up-to-date research on the rapidly changing field of language assessment. The book features original research with chapters reporting on a variety of international education settings from a range of diverse perspectives. Covering a broad range of key topics—including scoring processes, test development, and student and teacher perspectives—contributors offer a comprehensive overview of the landscape of language assessment and discuss the consequences and impact for learners, teachers, learning programs, and society. Focusing on the assessment of language proficiency, this volume provides an original compendium of cutting-edge research that will benefit TESOL and TEFL students, language assessment scholars, and language teachers.