Synopses & Reviews
This straightforward book shows parents the most effective ways to move beyond baby talk and to teach, guide, and evaluate their child's speech habits, from birth through age five.
About the Author
Kenn Apel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a professor of communication disorders and sciences at Witchita State University and a widely known educator and specialist in childhood language.
Julie J. Masterson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a nationally known educator and specialist in child language development. She is a professor of communication sciences and disorders at Southwest Missouri State University.
Table of Contents
Getting started: how you and your infant create language together -- Earlist words: discovering our baby's style -- Building first sentences: natural ways to encourage your toddler -- From spoken to wrtiten language: setting your preschooler on the right path -- The influence of gender and birth order on language development -- The influence of culture on language -- The influence of media on language development -- Language development and childcare -- When you suspect a language delay: getting help.