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Title:
Early communication skills for children with down syndrome : a guide for parents and professionals
Author:
Kumin, Libby.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xiii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
General Note:
"Originally published as Communication skills in children with Down syndrome, 1994."
Language:
English
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip042/2003008742.html
ISBN:
9781890627270
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome, Libby Kumin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP shares her expertise -- gained through her work with hundreds of children with Down syndrome over the past 23 years -- with parents and speech-language pathologists to help them maximize the communication development of young children. This new book, an updated, expanded edition of Communication Skills in Children with Down Syndrome focuses on speech and language development from birth through the stage of making 3-word phrases, which is often around ages 5 or 6, but can occur later. Book jacket.


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Library Journal Review

With this update of Communication Skills in Children with Down Syndrome (1994), Woodbine House continues to uphold its high standards for special-needs texts. Focusing on infants through kindergartners (a promised later volume will discuss older children), Kumin (founder, Down Syndrome Ctr. for Excellence, Loyola Coll.) includes several new evaluation checklists and new sections on apraxia, articulation, and alternative communication options. Most helpful are the many home activities suggested throughout. Rather than offer more therapy-type activities, Kumin presents activities that a parent could easily incorporate into everyday routines like bathing or mealtime. As with other books from the publisher, both the reading list and the resource section are worth the cost. Essential for most collections, even those that already own the earlier edition.-KellyJo Houtz Griffin, Eatonville, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Chapter 1 Language, Speech, and Communicationp. 1
Chapter 2 Speech and Language Characteristics of Children with Down Syndromep. 9
Chapter 3 Busy Baby--Busy Parentsp. 29
Chapter 4 Before the First Word--Precursors to Languagep. 39
Chapter 5 The One-Word Stagep. 65
Chapter 6 The Two- and Three-Word Stagesp. 81
Chapter 7 The Nuts and Bolts of Language Comprehensionp. 93
Chapter 8 Speech and Intelligibility Problemsp. 113
Chapter 9 Articulation and Phonology: Learning the Sounds of the Languagep. 141
Chapter 10 Pragmatics: Communication in Actionp. 171
Chapter 11 Communicating without Speechp. 191
Chapter 12 Understanding Speech and Language Evaluationp. 211
Chapter 13 Understanding Speech and Language Treatmentp. 247
Chapter 14 Reading, Literacy, and Languagep. 277
Chapter 15 School and Community Issuesp. 293
Chapter 16 Concluding Thoughtsp. 309
Appendices
Comprehensive Communication Evaluation Guidelines for Children with Down Syndromep. 314
Speech & Language Referral Guidelines for Pediatriciansp. 316
Comprehensive Speech & Language Treatment: Guidelines for Children with Down Syndrome from Birth to Six Yearsp. 321
Early Intervention Speech & Language Treatment Planning Formp. 322
Speech & Language Treatment Planning Form: First Word to Age 6p. 323
Speech Intelligibility Evaluation Summary Form for Children with Down Syndromep. 324
Speech Intelligibility Treatment Program Plan for Children with Down Syndromep. 326
Resource Guidep. 327
References and Suggested Readingp. 341
Children's Books for Language Stimulationp. 353
Indexp. 359