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Designed for parents who suspect their child may have some type of communication problem. Explains what is considered ``normal'' for a child's development then describes symptoms of various common disorders. Demonstrates how to distinguish between a problem that will probably be outgrown, from one that requires outside help. Also explains how to get help, what tests are likely to be done and how to understand the diagnosis. Includes activities parents can do with their children at home to help them progress.
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Does your child have trouble speaking or listening?
This essential, up-to-date guide explains what you can do to help.
Have you noticed that your child has difficulty getting the right words out, following directions, or being understood? Speech-language pathologist Patricia Hamaguchi has been helping children overcome problems like these for more than fifteen years. And now her sensitive, practical guide can help you determine what's best for your child. You'll find: How to recognize the most common speech, language, and listening problems When to get help for your child and when to wait Where to find the right specialist and what to ask How to read and understand the jargon-filled evaluation report Your child's rights in the public schools How the problem may affect your child academically, socially, and at home Tips for helping your child at home
"Provides valuable information for parents of children with speech, language, and listening problems." --Sandra C. Holley, PhD, Former President, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Professor and Chairperson, Department of Communication Disorders, Southern Connecticut State University