Social Communication Development and Disorders (Language and Speech Disorders) (Hardcover)
Social Communication Development and Disorders examines the integrated development of social, linguistic, and cognitive functions. It provides evidence-based clinical information on effective assessment and intervention for individuals with social communication disorders.
The second edition of this standout text is fully updated to reflect up-to-date research evidence and the application of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (Children and Youth version), and places a strong focus on cultural differences in social communication and extended developmental information from birth to adulthood. Part 1 explores topics including theoretical perspectives on social communication, neuroscience of social communication and social cognitive, social emotional, and social communication development. Part 2 covers social pragmatic communication disorder and associated disorders such as language impairment, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder and disruptive behavior disorder. Chapters feature case studies, incidence/prevalence estimates, DSM-5 definitions, referral guidelines, recommended assessment and intervention practices, as well as a list of clinical and instructional resources.
This comprehensive and practical text is essential reading for both undergraduate and graduate students of communication sciences, speech and language disorders, as well as speech-language pathology. It is also an excellent reference for professionals working with individuals with social competence or social communication problems, including speech-language pathologists, teachers, psychologists, social workers, counsellors, school nurses, behavioral therapists, and occupational therapists.