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"Essential for most collections, even those that already own the earlier edition." -- Library Journal, September 1, 2003

"It's thorough, practical and affirming." -- Down Syndrome News, Volume 26, Number 4, August 2003

"[A]n indispensable guide about language acquisition for young children with Down syndrome. [H]ighly recommended as an informational resource..." -- Review of Disability Studies, Volume II, Issue 1, 2006

About the Author

Libby Kumin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is the Director of the Graduate Program of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, where she founded the Down Syndrome Center for Excellence. She is the author of Classroom Language Skills for Children with Down Syndrome (Woodbine House, 2001). She continues to be active in scholarly research and is frequently published.
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Product Details

  • Series: Topics in Down Syndrome
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Woodbine House; 2 edition (July 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890627275
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890627270
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #306,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on August 8, 2003
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Written for both parents and professional caretakers, Early Communication Skills For Children With Down Syndrome by Libby Kumin (who has 23 years of experience in working with children with Down syndrome) is very highly recommended as an informational resource by parents, caretakers, teachers, and anyone else charged with the responsibility of dealing with Down Syndrome children. With a focus on speech and language development, through the stage of making 3-word phrases, Early Communication Skills For Children With Down syndrome offers in-depth insight, home communication activities, ways to help one's child learn basic rules of conduct, and much more. An excellent instructional resource, Early Communication Skills For Children With Down Syndrome is a welcome and necessary addition to institutional speech pathology and Special Education resource and reference collections.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. Pariseau on April 11, 2007
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I wish I had time to read the whole thing at once, it's full of helpful info. I recommend it to anyone working with or parenting a child with down syndrome. Something that is partcularly nice about it as well as the other books like it is that they don't talk in ages but in stages. This way you can follow your child, and not some outward source that determines what they should be doing and when.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Stanfield on August 1, 2007
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Bought for use in a parent-infant education program for children infant to 3. Written with parents in mind so that it is not full of medical-speak, and full of suggestions, this is a good book for anyone working with or parenting a child with low tone or multiple issues that interfere with language development.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Owens on April 16, 2009
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I consider this book, along with the gross and fine motor skills books, my primary written resources for working with my 7mth son with Down Syndrome. The information is clearly written, easy to understand and comes with activities that you can do to help with speech skills. I use these books to supplement what we have learned from the early intervention therapists. I highly recommend them for any new parent of a child with Down Syndrome.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Drenth on July 5, 2008
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Don't put it all on your therapist to teach your child. Take it into your own hands...it is your child. This book is great for your child of any age. It is really good for someone who has a little one because it talks about oral motor issues that could delay the speech and how to work on them. Libby is the Speech guru in the Down syndrome world...but you may have already know that.
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By Enrod on October 24, 2011
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My son is 18 months and I hope I would have gotten this sooner. I really liked the book it's a good resource to have although my son has received Speech therapy since 1 month you need to be prepared. I recommend this book because as a parent with a DS kid I must always be a step ahead in order to be a better advocate.
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By iwantmoney on December 3, 2011
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I have worked with Early Intervention for 10 years and bought this book to use with a client with Downs Syndrome. The information is great, practical and user friendly. It is a great book for parents and teachers, therapists and everyone. I am only disappointed that I lent the book to someone and forgot who!
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