From the Back Cover
The essential resource for parents—revised and updated
Does your child have trouble learning to talk, putting sentences together, following directions, or being understood? Is explaining and describing a challenge? In this revised edition of Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems, speech-language pathologist Patricia Hamaguchi—who has been helping children overcome problems like these for nearly thirty years—answers your questions to help you determine what's best for your child. It includes the following:
- A complete description of all major communication disorders: what to look for, how therapy would be carried out, and what you can do at home to help
- Help with navigating the evaluation process, understanding report jargon, and acclimating to special education
- Updated details about new interventions and cutting-edge research in the field
- Expanded information about autism spectrum disorders, neurobiological disorders, and auditory processing disorders
- A new chapter on social language skills, play concerns, and quirky behaviors
"Provides valuable information for parents of children with speech, language, and listening problems."
—Sandra C. Holley, Ph.D., Former President, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
About the Author
PATRICIA McALEER HAMAGUCHI, M.A., CCC-SLP,
holds a master's degree in speech-language pathology and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for nearly thirty years and has written several books on related topics. She has a private practice in Cupertino, California, and resides nearby with her husband and two children.