Beyond Baby Talk
From Sounds to Sentences--A Parent's Complete Guide to Language Development
Publication Date: June 26, 2001
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From "Goo" to Gab — Guiding Your Child to Effective Communication
The first five years of a child's life are the most critical for speech and language development, and, as a parent, you are your child's primary language role model. So what are the best ways to help your child develop the all-important skill of communication? Fun, easy, and engaging, this book shows you how! Inside, you'll discover all of the essential steps and checkpoints from birth through age five, tips to help your child progress on schedule, and easy methods to:
· Evaluate and monitor your child's language development
· Understand and deal with environmental impacts such as television and cultural styles
· Recognize the signs of language development problems
· And much, much more!
Kenn Apel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a professor of communication disorders and sciences at Witchita State University and a widely known educator and specialist in childhood language.
Julie J. Masterson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a nationally known educator and specialist in child language development. She is a professor of communication sciences and disorders at Southwest Missouri State University.
From "Goo" to Gab Guiding Your Child to Effective Communication