Social Communication Development and Disorders (Language and Speech Disorders) (Hardcover)

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Social Communication Development and Disorders (Language and Speech Disorders) (Hardcover)


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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.

Deborah A. Hwa-Froelich, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita at Saint Louis University, USA. Her research focuses on socio-cultural, socio-economic, and social-emotional factors influencing communication development and disorders. Some of the awards she received for her work include: Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Angel in Adoption award from the Congressional Coalition for Adoption Institute.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032053349
ISBN-10: 1032053348
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 8th, 2022
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Language and Speech Disorders