First words : a parent's step-by-step guide to helping a child with speech and language delays / Barbara Levine Offenbacher ; [all illustrations by Kinga Domitrz].
- Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE TYPICAL SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT AND DISORDER -- Introduction: Why Are You Reading This Book? -- 1.My Child Is Not Speaking -- 2.Fussy Babies: The Beginning Signs -- 3.The Developmental Process -- 4.Speech, Language, and Mother Tongue: The Communication Process -- 5.Language Development through Experience -- 6.My Delayed Three-Year-Old: Where Do I Begin? -- 7.The Stages of Language Acquisition -- 8.Two Words -- 9.Period of Imbalance: Understanding and Speaking -- 10.Learning, Memory, and Attention -- 11.Auditory Processing Disorder -- 12.Ways to Speak to Your Child with a Processing Disorder -- 13.Social Language -- 14.Asperger Syndrome -- 15.How the Brain Works -- pt. One Summary -- pt. TWO WORKING WITH YOUR CHILD -- Introduction -- 16.Parent Power: How to Be a Proactive Parent -- 17.Setting Up the Home Environment -- 18.How Toys Contribute to Language Development -- 19.How to Design and Use Your Home Play-Learning Center -- 20.Supplies -- 21.Accountability -- 22.Personally Preparing for the Challenge -- pt. Two Summary -- pt. THREE SOUNDS TO WORDS: TECHNIQUES TO STIMULATE SPEECH, LANGUAGE, AND SOCIALIZATION -- Introduction -- 23.Helping Your Nonverbal Child -- 24.Nonverbal Language -- 25.Signing -- 26.Stimulating Speech Sounds -- 27.Sounds That Have Meaning -- 28.Stimulating a Single Word Vocabulary -- 29.Activity Worksheet for Single Word Development -- pt. Three Summary -- pt. FOUR VERBATIM SAMPLES OF SPECTRUM LANGUAGE DISORDERS -- Introduction -- 30.Why Are Verbatim Transcripts Important? -- 31.Case History: Justin, Two Years, Three Months Old -- 32.Transcripts for Justin -- pt. Four Summary -- pt. FIVE HOW TO NATURALLY ADVANCE YOUR CHILD'S COMMUNICATION DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT MISSING VALUABLE OPPORTUNITIES -- Introduction -- 33.Why Is This Relevant? -- 34.Missed Opportunities -- 35.Gullo and Gullo: An Ecological Approach -- 36.An Ecological Language Experience -- 37.The Picture Time Schedule.
- This book gives parents the information they need to allow them to stimulate their childs speech and language. Parents are given actual samples of how children with autism and other language delays respond differently to questions and how their responses can be redirected in order to start building connections. Offenbacher explains terms such as speech and language, typical language delay, PDD- Pervasive Developmental Delay, ASD-Autism Spectrum Disorder, Aspergers Syndrome, and ABA- Applied Behavioral Analysis. The book outlines the typical developmental steps of speech and language acquisition, and where parents should begin when starting to help their child. It suggests the types of toys, and experiences that stimulate language, as well as a floor plan to arrange a work area and learning center in their home. It provides check lists for them to evaluate their child every step of the way and set meaningful and attainable goals. This book is not meant to replace professional intervention. But it guides parents in becoming a para-speech partner in maximizing the stimulation their child receives so they develop skills for communicating
- 9781442211223 (cloth : alk. paper)
1442211229 (cloth : alk. paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-220) and index.
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