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Language disorders : a functional approach to assessment and intervention

Author: Robert E Owens, Jr.
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

Focuses on children, grouping both delay and disorder under language- impairment in order to introduce the Functional Language approach to assessment and intervention. The approach draws from  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Owens, Jr.
ISBN: 9780205287031 0205287034 9780205607648 0205607640
OCLC Number: 42476260
Description: xii, 596 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: All chapters end with "Conclusion." I.INTRODUCTION. 1.A Functional Language Approach. Role of Pragmatics in Intervention.Role of Generalization in Intervention.2.Language Impairments. Diagnostic Categories.II.COMMUNICATION ASSESSMENT. 3.Assessment of Children with Language Impairment. Psychometric versus Descriptive Procedures.Psychometric Assessment Protocols.Descriptive Approaches.An Integrated Functional Assessment Strategy.Presymbolic and Minimally Symbolic Children.4.Assessment of Children with Language Difference. State of Service Delivery.An Integrated Model for Assessment.5.Language Sampling. Planning and Collecting a Representative Sample.Recording the Sample.Transcribing the Sample.Collecting Samples of Written Language.6.Analysis across Utterances and Partners and by Communication Event. Across Utterances and Partners.Communication Event.Conversational Partner.7.Analyzing a Language Sample at the Utterance Level. Language Use.Content.Form.Presymbolic and Minimally Symbolic Children.8.Narrative Analysis. Development of Narratives.Collecting Narratives.Narrative Analysis.CLD Children.III.INTERVENTION. 9.A Functional Intervention Model. Principles.Generalization Variables.10.Manipulating Context. Nonlinguistic Contexts.Linguistic Contexts.11.Specific Intervention Techniques. Pragmatics.Semantics.Syntax and Morphology.Phonology.CLD Children.Use of Microcomputers.Presymbolic and Minimally Symbolic Children.12.Classroom Functional Intervention. Background and Rationale: Recent Educational Trends.Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist.Elements of a Classroom Model.Instituting a Classroom Model.APPENDICES. A: Language Test Content. B: Phonological Development. C: Considerations for CLD Children. D: Form for Reporting the Language Skills of CLD Children. E: Language Analysis Methods. F: Selected English Morphological Prefixes and Suffixes. G: Definitions of Illocutionary and Semantic Functions. H: Indirect Elicitation Techniques. I: Intervention Activities and Language Targets. J: Analyzing Classroom Communication Breakdown. K: Use of Children's Literature in Preschool Classrooms. L: Thematic Unit on Listening. Glossary. References. Author Index. Subject Index.
Responsibility: Robert E. Owens, Jr.


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