Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems: What Every Parent Should Know

Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems: What Every Parent Should Know

Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems: What Every Parent Should Know

Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems: What Every Parent Should Know

Synopsis

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

Excerpt

Sometimes when I try to think of what I want to say, uh … the words get um … jumbled up in my head…. When the teacher calls on me in class, I can't think of it fast enough, so uh … I just say “I don't know.” I wish I wasn't so stupid.

—Jared, age 9

Sometimes I don't understand what Miss Rodriguez is talking about. I've heard the words before, but I forget what they mean.When I have to write my spelling words in sentences, I hate it! I kinda know what they mean, but not exactly. When I read stories, I don't understand what's going on. And when I take tests in class, I forget everything. All the names and places start to sound the same. Maybe my teacher is right, if I really tried, I could do better.

—Janet, age 10

Little Red Riding Hood is about a wolf and-and-and-he putted on Grandma's clothes and she's pickin' flowers and she doesn't know it's him so he's-uh-she's in the closet and boy is she scared! She thinks it's her, but she gots tricked, so the wolf chases her … is that your game on the shelf?

—Michelle, age 7 . . .

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