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Language Disorders Across the Lifespan 2nd Edition

Betsy P. Vinson

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 1999
  • 576 Pages


Language Disorders Across the Lifespan, Second Edition is a core introductory text on language disorders written specifically for the novice reader. It is unique in that it covers language disorders across the lifespan, that is, from birth to old age. The book is organized into three sections: Language Delays and Disorders in Preschool Children, Language Disorders in School-Age Children, and Language Disorders in Adults. Common clinical considerations in the diagnosis and treatment of language delays and disorders are woven throughout each chapter. Case study reviews are also found throughout the text to illuminate real world implications of the disorders.

Betsy P. Vinson, Clinical Associate Professor, Program Director and UG/G Coordinator for Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Florida.

Betsy Partin Vinson is a clinical associate professor at the University of Florida where she teaches the undergraduate Introduction to Language Disorders course, the graduate level Diagnostics course, and a variety of graduate electives including pediatric dysphagia and counseling. She earned her Master of Medical Science degree in 1976 from Emory University. Before joining the faculty at UF in 1985, she worked in a state facility for handicapped individuals, and at a public school for the mentally and/or physically challenged.
  • Differences related to multicultural aspects of language and communication are incorporated throughout
  • New coverage of delays and disorders related to developmental language deficits, language-learning disabilities, reading disorders, attention deficit disorders, aphasia, dementias, and traumatic brain injury make this edition more balanced and comprehensive
  • Learning Objectives and Review Questions reinforce chapter content and test understanding
  • An expanded discussion of genetic syndromes and their relationship to language disorders
  • Well-organized and highly approachable, the text covers much ground without overwhelming the novice reader
  • A wide array pediatric and adult communication differences, delays, and disorders are covered from the perspectives of causes and defining characteristics
  • Helpful margin notes are included throughout to define terminology and enhance comprehension
Chapter 1 Classification of Language Abnormalities Based on Normal
Development and Features of Language
Who Is at Risk?
Language Development
Language Delays
Language Disorders
Language Differences
Chapter 2 Classification of Language Abnormalities Based on Etiology
and Diagnostic Labels
Genetic and Chromosomal Syndromes
Motor and Sensory Deficits
Language Disorders Associated with Prematurity and/or High-Risk Infancy
Prenatal Exposure to Alcohol and Other Drugs
Cytomegalovirus Infection
Specific Language Impairment
Cognitive Disabilities
Autism/Pervasive Developmental Delay
Acquired Language Disorders
Chapter 3 General Considerations in Assessment of Language Deficits in Infants and Preschool Children
Objectives of the Assessment and Diagnostic Process
Application of the Scientific Model to the Diagnostic Process
Appendix 3A: Assessment of Language Development
Appendix 3B: Sample Case History for Pediatric Language Cases
Appendix 3C: Guidelines for Symbolic Play Scale Administration
Appendix 3D: Early Communication Checklist
Appendix 3E: Sampler of Frequently Used Tests to Assess for Language of Preschoolers
Chapter 4 Treatment of Language Delays and Disorders in Preschool Children
The Environment
Presymbolic and Symbolic Communication
Therapeutic Principles and Procedures
The Treatment Sequence
Treatment Suggestions Based on Etiology
Chapter 5 Persistence of Language Deficits Throughout the Lifespan
Language Development in School-Age Children Specific Language Impairment
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effects
Children Prenatally Exposed to Cocaine and/or Other Drugs
Children with Cognitive Disabilities
Down Syndrome
Fragile X Syndrome
Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disabilities
Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome
Attention Deficit Disorder with or without Hyperactivity
Chapter 6 Language-Based Learning Disabilities in the School-Age Population
Curricular Demands Based on Language
Identification of Children at Risk
Definitions of Learning Disabilities
Clinical Findings
Specific Language Impairment
Auditory Processing Disorders
Chapter 7 Spelling and Reading Disorders
Normal Reading
Early Indicators of Reading and Spelling Disabilities
Problem Areas for Readers in Trouble
Assessment and Diagnosis of Reading Disabilities
Cultural Diversity Issues in the Assessment of Reading Disorders
Addressing Reading Disorders in the School Setting
Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in Diagnosing and Treating
Developmental Reading and Spelling Disabilities
Chapter 8 Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorderwith Hyperactivity
Definition of ADD and ADHD
ADD/ADHD and Other Labels
What Causes ADD/ADHD?
Three Categories of Symptoms of ADD/ADHD
Seven Fragile Control Systems
Diagnosing ADD/ADHD
Treatment of ADD/ADHD
Four Areas of Management of ADD and ADHD
Chapter 9 Language After Traumatic Brain Injury
Learning Objectives
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Defined
Types of Injuries
Effects of Closed Head Injury (CHI) and TBI
Pediatric versus Adult Aphasia
Stages of Recovery / Improvement
Chapter 10 Assessment of Language Disorders in School-Age Children
Components of the Evaluation
Testing Children with Auditory Processing Disorders
Testing Language Skills in Children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
Testing Language Skills in School-Age Children with Cognitive Challenges
Testing Language Skill in Children with ADHD
Multicultural Issues in the Assessment of School-Age Children
Chapter 11 Treatment in the School-Age Population
Eligibility for Therapy
Models of Intervention
Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
Treatment Sequence
Intervention with Elementary School-Age Children
Intervention with Adolescents
Addressing Written Language Problems in Children with Language-Based Learning Disabilities
Multicultural Issues in Language Therapy
Chapter 12 Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Types of Dementia
What Is Dementia?
Types of Dementia
Auto-Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Alzheimer’s Disease
Pick’s Disease
Multi-infarction Diseases
Subcortical Dementias
The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist
Treatment Suggestions
Chapter 13 Aphasia in Adults
What Is Aphasia?
Diagnostic Examination
Aphasia Syndromes
Recovery and General Treatment Strategies
Treatment Efficacy and Functional Outcomes
Appendix A Suggested Reading List on Language Abnormalities in Preschool Children
Appendix B Suggested Reading List on Multicultural Aspects of Language Disorders
Appendix C Suggested Reading List on Language Abnormalities in School-Age Children
Appendix D Suggested Reading List on Language Abnormalities in Adults
Appendix E Answers to Review Questions

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  • ISBN-10: 1418009547
  • ISBN-13: 9781418009540
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