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From the Back Cover

Does your child have trouble speaking or listening?

This fully revised and updated edition of the essential 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? If so, speech-language pathologist Patricia Hamaguchi –who has been helping children overcome problems like these for more than twenty years–has now revised and updated her highly effective guide to help you determine what’s best for your child. Find out all you need to know about:

  • Autism/PDD, central auditory processing disorders, dyspraxia, bilingual language development, adoption issues, thumb-sucking, and more
  • 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
  • The very latest changes in philosophy, treatment approach, labeling, laws, programs, and resources
  • 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, Ph.D., Former President, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

About the Author

PATRICIA McALEER HAMAGUCHI, M.A., C.C.C./S.L.P., holds a master's degree in speech-language pathology and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has been a speech-language pathologist for more than twenty years. She has a private practice in Cupertino, California, and resides nearby with her husband and two children.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; Revised, updated 2nd edition (August 3, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471387533
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471387534
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,415,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I just got the new edition of this book.
PasadenaPenny
It is also good to find resources to help your child in case you do not have insurance that can cover your child's speech therapy.
E. Krahn
This book is very informative and easy to read.
S. Williams

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By "maxinekwd" on August 27, 2002
Format: Paperback
I found this book to be an excellent and comprehensive guide. My daughter has a speech and language problem, but until reading this book I didn't realize how her listening problems were related. I showed the book to her teacher and we able to get an audiologist who could diagnose her auditory processing problem. Now she is getting the right help, and I will be eternally grateful to this author for writing this fabulous book. I wish I had read this when she was younger because perhaps I would have known what to look for. The symptoms are subtle in the younger child and become a little more obvious once they are trying to function in a classroom. I highly recommend this book!!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By PasadenaPenny on October 10, 2001
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I just got the new edition of this book. I had read the earlier one at the library a few months ago. I have a 3 1/2 year old who has been receiving speech therapy for about a year. This new edition included more information I needed about his oral-motor problem. I read the previous review, but I would disagree. There is quite a bit of helpful information for the parent of a younger child. Also, the information about the school process was very important because I didn't realize until I read the book (before) that the school would be able to help my son, even though he wasn't in school yet. There is a whole chapter on infant/toddler problems. Anyhow,I love this book. It's an "easy read" and it has helped me understand my son much better.I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in speech problems.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 9, 2002
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I couldn't disagree more with the previous review. I found this book to be totally reassuring. In fact, over and over it tells the parent it is not your fault. It lists ways you can help your child, but doesn't ever say you caused the problem. I have a 6 year old son with a speech and language problem, including apraxia at one time. There IS information about it in the 2001 edition. I wonder if she has the most recent edition? I found the book to be easy to read and understand. It was much more helpful than the other books I have read or purchased on this topic. It was recommended to me by my sister, who is the head of a major pediatric speech pathology clinic. She said it was technically the most accurate book on the topic out there.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 25, 2002
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My daughter was diagnosed with severe verbal Apraxia and mild oral motor apraxia. After the initial shock wore off I searched high and low to find out as much as I could. I was disapointed to find that this book hardly mentioned this serious speech disorder. I also was angered by the authors attitude towards the reasons or happenings behind speech disorders. I felt that the author either blamed a birth injury or lack of parenting. My daughter has been read to every night, taken to the best pre-school for enrichment, played with at the park etc. I have been a stay at home mom and involved with her in every level. Her speech disorder is not my fault or anyone elses. It just happens. Parents with speech disabled children feel bad enough, they need a uplifting book that reassures.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sam Twain on September 6, 2007
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This book is worth $100. Actually, it is priceless. If your child is language delayed, fussy and quirky, more mercurial than his/her peers...this book will help you identify these behaviors and discover the reasons behind your child's actions. Finally, you will understand the communication difficulties your child is experiencing and you will understand why he/she acts as they do.

This book is easy to read. You will recognize your child in the identified behaviors and you will discover that there may be multiple issues. Our child had been diagnosed with intermittent middle-ear fluid by a highly skilled team: ENT, Speech Pathologist and Audiologist. But it was this book that help us pinpoint the other behaviors and discover/address the Auditory Processing issue. Our team was satisfied with the diagnosis of Middle Ear Fluid for our child's language articulation issues...and this book is helping us get our child the help she needs.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Natalie on January 19, 2007
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I found the section on listening problems in this book a big disappointment. I was looking for more information on delayed auditory processing, and I felt the section on auditory memory wasn't very clear.

I thoroughly recommend "The Mislabeled Child" by Brock Eide, MD MA and Fernette Eide, MD for a clear assessment of listening challenges for children, and a more practical approach to classroom problems.
The Mislabeled Child: Looking Beyond Behavior to Find the True Sources and Solutions for Children's Learning Challenges
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I originally borrowed this book from the library, and ended up ordering myself a copy so I could highlight pages (which I never do, but the information was so pertinent to my child's condition). I've never felt compelled to write a review before, but wanted to recommend this book highly. This book helped me realize some of my child's issues that two speech and language pathologists did not even mention. It also described the evaluation results and scores in a thorough manner (which the SLPs also neglected to do). It is important for parents to educate themselves so they can be partners in the work their children and speech therapists will undertake. The book lists examples of situations that children with certain disorders/conditions experience (a light bulb went off for me, it was so important to understand how the condition affects my child's experiences). Also, suggestions for helping the parent and teacher work more effectively with the child are included. Highly recommended.
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