Workbook for Language Skills (Spiral)
Exercises for Reading, Writing, and Retrieval, Second Edition, Revised and Updated (William Beaumont Hospital Series in Speech and Language Path)
Wayne State University Press, 9780814333174, 328pp.
Publication Date: August 15, 2009
Since its original publication in 1984, the Workbook for Language Skills has sold thousands of copies to clinicians and individuals looking for quality rehabilitation material of moderate difficulty. Responding to changing trends in terminology and culture since the first edition, Susan Howell Brubaker has updated the "tan book" inside and out to bring the straightforward drills of the original into the twenty-first century.
Packaged in a tan ring binder with pockets, tabbed dividers, and sturdier paper, the new Workbook for Language Skills is fresh and easy to use. It also contains newly formatted pages with larger, clearer print, visual line aids, and example boxes that are designed to be user-friendly. Exercises in this book are divided into sections for Reading, Writing, and Word Retrieval and include target areas like sentence completions, reading comprehension, spelling, and sentence formulation. Two exercises have been omitted from the original version and two new exercises added, while extra pages have been added to twenty exercises. In addition, many questions in the book were rewritten with vocabulary updated to replace obsolete words or ideas, dated or politically incorrect references, and repeated words or concepts.
The Workbook for Language Skills also contains a new user's guide to give instructions and helpful suggestions, an assignments page to help users keep track of what has to be done and record progress over time, and a new suggested answer key for most of the exercises. Speech and language pathology clinicians as well as individuals in need of self-study exercises will appreciate the updated Workbook for Language Skills.