Synopses & Reviews
Introduction to Language Development (2nd Ed.) continues to provide the foundational information necessary for understanding the factors related to language development across the lifespan. Principles related to the fundamental domains ? the neuromotor, social, cognitive, and behavioral changes - that drive language development and their interactions are described. This text is intended to present information in a manner that is clear, concise, and reader-friendly. Fundamental concepts are presented through understandable text, relevant illustrations, straightforward tables, and bulleted reviews.
Introduction to Language Development, 2nd Edition, provides the essential terms, concepts, theories, and observations that define our understanding of language development. This text integrates the foundational elements of language development including biological maturation, cognitive development, linguistic patterns, behavioral principles, and social interaction in a readable, engaging way. Clear, concise, and reader-friendly, this text provides an excellent introduction to language development throughout the lifespan.
About the Author
Scott F. McLaughlin, Ph.D. NSSHLA Advisor Honors - awarded by the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, 1990. Honors of the Association - awarded by the Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1995. UCO Presidential Partners Excellence in Teaching Award Awarded by University of Central Oklahoma, 1996. UCO Faculty Enhancement Center ¿ Excellence in Teaching Award, 2001-2002 Ambucs National Therapist of the Year ¿ awarded by National Ambucs, 2002 Chairperson, Publicity and Public Relations Committee, Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association, 1989. Chairperson, Ad Hoc Committee on Public School Professional Standards, Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1989-90. Revised Oklahoma teacher certification standards for Oklahoma. President Elect, Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association, 1989. Editorial Consultant, Speech-Language Guidelines in Oklahoma, Okla. State Department of Education, 1990. President, Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association, 1990. Past President, Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association, 1991. Chairperson, Nominations and Elections Committee, Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association, 1991. Editor, Proceedings Journal of the Conference. Oklahoma Speech Language-Hearing Association, 1987 1994. Editorial Consultant, Journal of Fluency Disorders, 1990 present. Chairperson, Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. August 1998-August 2001; Chair 1999-2001. Member, Oklahoma Senate Bill 34 Task Force on Speech-Language Pathology services in the public schools. September 1999 to December 1999. Councilor-at-Large, Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2003-2004
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Dimensions of Human Communication Chapter 2 The Structural Bases of Human Communication Chapter 3 The Interactive Bases of Human Communication Chapter 4 Models of Language Development Chapter 5 The Beginnings - Infant Communication Chapter 6 Early Language Development - Toddlers Chapter 7 Pragmatic and Semantic Development in Preschoolers Chapter 8 Developing Grammar in Preschoolers Chapter 9 Language and Literacy During the School Years and Beyond Chapter 10 Language Differences: Diversity and Disorders Glossary References Subject Index