Language Disorders Across the LifeSpan 3rd Edition
Betsy P. Vinson
ISBN-13: 9781435498594 | ISBN-10: 1435498593
© 2012 | Published |  624  Pages
Previous Editions: 9781418009540

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Written for core introductory coursework on language disorders, LANGUAGE DISORDERS ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN, 3rd edition has been thoroughly updated to illustrate how the latest research can be applied to actual practice by speech-language pathologists when diagnosing and treating language delays and disorders in clients of all ages. The book maintains a clear progression from preschool to school-age children to adults in order to differentiate the origins and progression of language disorders. An expanded discussion of the long term potential impacts of delays and disorders in the preschool years leads in to a new chapter that explores how to "set the stage" for linguistic and literacy success. Expanded content also includes a new chapter on autism, coverage of right hemisphere deficits in TBI, an expanded discussion of syndromes, and a new discussion of the effects of nicotine on the developing fetus.



  • Preface.
    Part I: LANGUAGE DELAYS AND DISORDERS IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN.
    1. Classification of Language Abnormalities Based on Normal Development and Features of Language.
    2. Setting The Stage in the Preschool Years for Linguistic and Literacy Success.
    3. Classification of Language Abnormalities Based on Etiology and Diagnostic Labels.
    4. Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
    5. General Considerations in Assessment of Language Deficits in Preschool Children.
    6. Treatment of Language Delays and Disorders in Preschool Children.
    7. The Persistence of Preschool Language Deficits Throughout the Lifespan
    Part II: LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN.
    8. Language-Based Learning Disabilities in the School-Age Population
    9. Spelling and Reading Disorders.
    10. Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
    Learning Objectives.
    11. Language After Traumatic Brain Injury.
    12. Assessment of Language Disorders in School-Age Children.
    13. Treatment in the School-Age Population.
    Part III: LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN ADULTS.
    14. Aphasia.
    15. Dementia.
    Appendix A Suggested Reading List on Language Abnormalities in Preschool Children.
    Appendix B Suggested Reading List on Language Abnormalities in School-Age Children.
    Appendix C Suggested Reading List on Language Abnormalities in Adults.
    Appendix D Suggested Reading List on Multicultural Aspects of Language Disorders.
    Appendix E Biographies, Autobiographies, and Memoirs of Individuals Coping with
    Disabilities.
    Appendix F Answers to Review Questions.
    Glossary.
    Index.

    • Provides additional study aids including learning objectives, chapter summaries, and review questions.
    • Continues to be the only text available that covers language delays and disorders from infancy through adulthood by offering practical application of research to clinical practice.
    • Includes margin definitions, key terms, and a comprehensive glossary to improve retention of materials.
    • Offers a case study at the end of each chapter that teach students to apply research to actual practice by presenting real life examples of clients coping with language delays and disorders.
    • Includes a chapter on "setting the stage" for achieving linguistic and literacy success in consideration of the potential long-term impact of delays and disorders in the preschool years.
    • Expands content related to syndromes that affect speech and language in pre-school children, such as Fetal-Alcohol Syndrome, and the impact of nicotine on a developing fetus.
    • Dedicates a chapter to autism that explores etiology, warning signs, assessment and diagnosis, and treatment methods.
    • Provides new information on Right Hemisphere Deficits in TBI, dementia, and aphasia in adults.
    • Features "Think About It" scenarios that pose theoretical and ethical questions to prod students to think about how they would deal with a situation as a SLP.
    • Expands discussion of multicultural and socioeconomic issues in assessment to include such topics as demographic issues and legal mandates.
  • "This book is a valuable resource for language disorders courses. It provides a wealth of detailed information on preschool, school age, adolescent and adult language disorders. The text is clear and well organized. Important points are presented in tables and figures. The book leads readers to many additional valuable resources."Monica Gordon Pershey, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor and Program Director, Speech and Hearing Program, Department of Health Sciences, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

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  • Developmental Reading Disabilities
    ISBN-10: 0769301002 | ISBN-13:9780769301006
    List Price = 181.95
    Developmental Reading Disabilities, 2nd Edition provides the perspective that early speech and language problems may contribute to reading problems.
    A Coursebook on Aphasia and Other Neurogenic Language Disorders
    ISBN-10: 1418037362 | ISBN-13:9781418037369
    List Price = 163.95
    A Coursebook on Aphasia and Other Neurogenic Language Disorders, Third Edition provides clear, essential information on aphasia and other neurogenic language disorders in a user-friendly format, with pages divided into columns of written information and space for notes, as well as relevant diagrams. This edition is revised to reflect recent developments in the field including expanded information on dementia, traumatic brain injury, and right hemisphere syndrome. The new edition also includes new features such as an appendix with relevant medical terminology, learning objectives, and expanded illustrations.
    Introduction to Language Development
    ISBN-10: 0769302653 | ISBN-13:9780769302652
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    2006 Catalog, 2006 Communication Sciences Product Guide, Monthly in-house email to our internal email list, state and national conventions


  • Betsy Partin Vinson is a clinical associate professor at the University of Florida where she teaches the undergraduate Introduction to Language Disorders course, the graduate level Diagnostics course, and a variety of graduate electives including pediatric dysphagia and counseling. She earned her Master of Medical Science degree in 1976 from Emory University. Before joining the faculty at UF in 1985, she worked in a state facility for handicapped individuals, and at a public school for the mentally and/or physically challenged.