The Late Talker
Author: Dr. Marilyn C. Agin, Lisa F. Geng, Malcolm Nicholl
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Every parent eagerly awaits the day his or her child will speak for the first time. For millions of mothers and fathers, however, anticipation turns to anxiety when those initial, all-important words are a long time coming. Many worried parents are reassured that their child is "just a late talker," but unfortunately, all too often that is not the case. Nineteen million children in the United States have serious speech disorders, such as apraxia of speech. For these toddlers, early and intensive speech therapy is crucial if they are to stand a chance of ever speaking normally. This book was written to help the worried parent cut through the confusion and stress to determine if their child needs help. The Late Talker is the first book of its kind, providing effective, practical answers to the questions every concerned parent asks. Written by Marilyn C. Agin, a highly respected developmental pediatrician, and Lisa F. Geng, a mother of two late talkers, it is a tremendously useful handbook that includes: - Ways to identify the warning signs of a speech disorder - Information on how to get the right kind of evaluations and therapy - Ways to obtain appropriate services through the school system and health insurance - Fun at-home activities that parents can do with their child to stimulate speech - Groundbreaking evidence of the promising and dramatic benefits of nutritional supplementation - Advice from experienced parents who've been there on what to expect and what you can do to be your child's best advocate
Author: Thomas Sowell
Publisher: Basic Books
The painful and baffling mystery as to why some obviously bright children do not begin talking until long after the ”normal” time is explored in this book through personal experiences and the findings of scientific research. The author’s own experiences as the father of such a child led to the formation of a goup of more than fifty sets of parents of similar children. The anguish and frustration of these prents as they try to cope with children who do not talk and institutions that do not understand them is a remarkable and moving human story. Fortunately, some of these children turn out to have not only normal intelligence but even outstanding abilities, especially in highly analytical fields such as mathematics and computers. These fascinating stories of late-talking children and the remarkable families from which they come are followed by explorations of scientific research that throw light on unusual development patterns.
Author: Stephen M. Camarata
Publisher: MIT Press
Describes in accessible language what science knows about the characteristics and causes of late talking, explaining that today's greater awareness of autism, and the expanded definition of autism as a "spectrum" of symptoms, has increased the chances that a late-talking child will be diagnosed—or misdiagnosed—with autism. Simultaneous eBook.
Author: Leslie Rescorla, Philip S. Dale
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
With contributions by more than 25 of today's leading scholars on late language emergence
The author of Late-Talking Children continues to examine the phenomenon, this time focusing on children who begin to speak after four but do not apparently suffer from developmental problems or a low IQ. 30,000 first printing.
The LCP Solution
Author: B. Jacqueline Stordy, Ph.D., Malcolm J. Nicholl
Publisher: Ballantine Books
This important new book documents a major breakthrough in the treatment of the three most widespread learning disabilities--ADHD, dyslexia, and dyspraxia ("clumsy child syndrome"). Although these conditions have reached epidemic proportions, treatment has been limited to ineffective behavioral therapies or the controversial prescription drug Ritalin. Now Dr. B. Jacqueline Stordy, a leading researcher in the field, reveals a stunning new treatment based on a simple nutritional supplement: LCP (long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids). The LCP Solution is the first book to describe this new natural treatment and to explain how children (and adults) can incorporate it into their daily lives. As a member of a family with a long history of dyslexia, Dr. Stordy discovered in a pioneering experiment that dyslexic and dyspraxic children who began taking a dietary supplement consisting of LCP experienced dramatic transformations in the quality of their lives. At the same time, parallel studies conducted at Purdue University came up with similar results with children who had ADHD. The effect of this dietary supplement was nothing short of revolutionary: after only a few weeks, dyslexic and ADHD children became calmer, more focused, easier to teach, while dyspraxics improved significantly in dexterity and balance, showing markedly less anxiety. In The LCP Solution, Dr. Stordy documents how this life-changing treatment came about and explains step-by-step how sufferers of each of the three major conditions can use it to change their lives at home, at school, and at work. Illuminating, vividly presented, and authoritative in its findings, this book will revolutionize our approach to learning disabilities. LCPs are natural, simple to use, and amazing in their benefits. If you or someone you love suffers from a learning disability, this book is essential reading.
The Late Shift
Author: Bill Carter
The basis of an HBO cable-television movie special, the behind-the-scenes story of the ratings battle between the television networks, NBC and CBS, and their top comedians, David Letterman and Jay Leno. Reprint. TV tie-in.
Talking with Your Toddler
Author: Teresa Laikko, Laura Laikko
Publisher: Ulysses Press
A HANDY PARENT'S GUIDE THAT TURNS PROFESSIONAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT INTO CHILD'S PLAY Are you concerned that your child is not verbalizing? The solution may be as simple as a game. Talking with Your Toddler teaches you how to stimulate speech using everyday play. It makes learning to talk fun and engaging for your child. With proven therapies and easy-to-follow activities, Talking with Your Toddler makes an ideal home companion. - Tips to promote talking throughout the day - Hands-on games that teach new words- Tricks for turning drive time into talk time - Fun ways to promote further practice - Techniques for keeping kids engaged Written by experienced speech professionals, this book’s straightforward approach is equally useful for parents at home, teachers in the classroom or therapists in a clinic.
The Cow Says Moo
Author: Vicky McErlean
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Is my child a late talker or should I be concerned? My child pulls me to what he wants instead of talks, should I be worried? Will sign language stop my child from talking? Do these questions sound familiar? You are not alone. Millions of parents ask the same questions about their child's speech every day! Empower yourself to help your child now with The Cow Says Moo, an early intervention guide that will teach you the best, easy-to-use, proven strategies for helping children learn to communicate! In 10 easy-to-follow tips, The Cow Says Moo provides the same proven, common sense strategies that are used by practitioners who provide direct home-based speech therapy to toddlers and their families. Tip 1: Do What Does Not Come Naturally shows you how to give your child a reason to talk. Tip 2: Juice or Milk? explains how to provide your child with more opportunities to expand his language skills. Tip 3: Simple Signs explains how you can use sign language to help your child make the connection that language has a purpose. Tip 4: Be Silly shows you how to incorporate silliness into everyday situations in order to promote listening skills. Tip 5: Talk It Out! explains how verbalizing your own actions and those of your child expose your child to different aspects of language, speech, and communication. Tip 6: Keep It Moving! explains how you can use oral motor exercises in order to help your child practice the mouth movements that are vital for speech. Tip 7: The Cow Says Moo shows you how to help your child find the right word. Tip 8: Break It Down shows you how to break words down into smaller components so that your child can communicate more effectively. Tip 9: Get Your Groove On shows you how to pair movement with sound in order to help your child learn language through a sensation other than sound. Tip 10: Books, Books, and More Books shows you how to incorporate books into your strategy for encouraging language development. The Cow Says Moo also contains songs and rhymes, a recommended book list, contact information for U.S. and Canadian early intervention programs, and simple sign language for toddlers. Look no further to get started on helping your child to talk! The Cow Says Moo delivers speech therapy at a level that the average parent can understand and implement.
It Takes Two to Talk
Author: Jan Pepper, Elaine Weitzman, Hanen Centre
Publisher: The Hanen Centre
Shows parents how to help their child communicate and learn language during everyday activities.
Speaking of Apraxia
Author: Leslie A. Lindsay
At last, a parents? guide to understanding, treating, and living with childhood apraxia (CSA). Written in an empathic style by a parent who ?has been there?, SPEAKING OF APRAXIA offers hope and practical advice for parents of toddlers to teens with this neurologically-based motor speech disorder. Characterized by difficulties with planning and producing the complex set of movements necessary for intelligible speech, CSA can be a child's only diagnosis or can be accompanied by other special needs such as learning disabilities, Down syndrome, or autism. Parents and professionals will appreciate the author's clear explanations of everything from diagnosing CSA, working with speech language pathologists (SLPs), to understanding how to distinguish it from other speech disorders, and getting appropriate early intervention and special education support. Drawing on the latest research, professionals? insights, her own and other parents? experience, the author covers these important topics: ?I: The Straight Scoop on Speech Basics--CSA definition; An Overview of Speech & Language; Where to Get Help and What to Ask; Your First Appointment with an SLP ?II: Now What?!--Getting, Coping with and Understanding the Diagnosis; Health & Genetics; All about Speech Therapy ?III: Helping Your Child--Complementary and Alternative Medical and Treatment Approaches (Diet, Music, Movement Therapy and More) ?IV: Off to School--Getting Ready; Special Education Ins & Outs; Phonological Awareness; Reading Issues ?V: Coping & Hoping--Dealing with Emotions and Family Life; What the Future May Hold; Networking, Support Groups, and Advocacy ?Appendices: Information on insurance, summer camps and enrichment programs, a history of CSA, and a glossary of terms. SPEAKING OF APRAXIA is a comprehensive and authoritative resource any family, SLP, occupational therapist, or pediatric practice will be glad to own or recommend.
"Lucas the Lion Loves the Tiny Talker is about a young lion cub that has trouble communicating, and utilizes a sound device, the Tiny Talker to help convey his feelings to friends and family."--
Play to Talk
Author: James David MacDonald, Pam Stoika
Author: Mary Robinette Kowal
“Powerful, laden with emotion, and smartly written.” —Brandon Sanderson, author of Mistborn and The Way of Kings A brilliant historical fantasy novel from acclaimed author Mary Robinette Kowal featuring the mysterious spirit corps and their heroic work in World War I. Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is engaged to Captain Benjamin Harford, an intelligence officer. Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force. Each soldier heading for the front is conditioned to report to the mediums of the Spirit Corps when they die so the Corps can pass instant information about troop movements to military intelligence. Ginger and her fellow mediums contribute a great deal to the war efforts, so long as they pass the information through appropriate channels. While Ben is away at the front, Ginger discovers the presence of a traitor. Without the presence of her fiancé to validate her findings, the top brass thinks she's just imagining things. Even worse, it is clear that the Spirit Corps is now being directly targeted by the German war effort. Left to her own devices, Ginger has to find out how the Germans are targeting the Spirit Corps and stop them. This is a difficult and dangerous task for a woman of that era, but this time both the spirit and the flesh are willing... Other Books Forest of Memory Glamour in Glass Of Noble Family Shades of Milk and Honey Valour and Vanity Without a Summer At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Raising A Talker
Author: Renate Zangl, PhD
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
Combining fun, easy-to-do activities with research-based tips and developmental overviews, Raising a Talker helps parents and caregivers naturally transform play sessions into meaningful language-learning experiences. Little tweaks and easy changes in everyday play create nurturing environments where communication and discovery can flourish. These skills build the foundation for better communication, both now and later, and set the stage for success in school and beyond. This practical communication and language guide shows parents and caregivers how to play and talk in ways that foster children’s emerging language skills while building on their natural curiosity and exploring the world together. Raising a Talker will have parents more tuned in to their children as better conversational and play buddies.