Higher Education

Language Disorders in Children: An Introductory Clinical Perspective, 1st Edition

  • Barbara Ann Johnson University of Texas Pan American, Ediburgh, Texas
  • ISBN-10: 0827355335  |  ISBN-13: 9780827355330
  • 381 Pages
  • © 1996 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $148.50



A comprehensive text that will provide students with information and an understanding of key issues in language development and disorders in children. The information is presented in a logical order that includes many clinical examples and illustrations so that the reader can assimilate each new concept. Its inclusion of multicultural issues and family based intervention make it a timely and complete text.

Features and Benefits

  • practical organization presumes no previous knowledge, building from fundamentals through advanced concepts
  • broad scope includes unique coverage of family-based interventions as well as multi-cultural and dialectic concerns
  • coverage also includes: genetic disorders, mental retardation, autism, elective mutism, deafness, learning disabilities, attention deficit and phonological disorders
  • family oriented services help student address communication needs in context of family
  • study guide series assists students in organizing information for retrieval

Table of Contents

LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN. What is Language? Prerequisites to Language Learning. Language Development. Cultural & Dialectic Differences. CHILDREN LANGUAGE DISORDERS. The Domain. An Introduction to Traditional Assessment. An Introduction to Traditional Language Intervention. Collaborating with the Families of Children with Language Disorders.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Barbara Ann Johnson

Barbara Ann Johnson has a Ph.D in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Florida. The author of numerous articles on speech disorders, Ms. Johnson is currently an Associate Professor & Director of Communication Disorders at the University of Texas - Pan American in Edinburg, Texas..l