Time to Talk

What You Need to Know About Your Child's Speech and Language Development

 Time to Talk

Authors: Michelle MacRoy-Higgins, Carlyn Kolker
Pub Date: March 2017
Print Edition: $18.95
Print ISBN: 9780814437292
Page Count: 256
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814437308

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Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 Hearing: A Building Block to Talking

What’s Hearing, Anyway?

How Does Hearing Development Happen?

Let’s Look at the Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear

Types of Hearing Loss

Testing, Testing, Testing

Red Flags: What to Look Out For and When

Common Questions, Expert Answers

Some Simple Things to Do at Home

Resources

Chapter 2 Speech: The Road To Mastering Sounds

What’s Speech, Anyway?

How Does Speech Development Happen?

Move That Mouth, Baby!

Let’s Look at Developmental Milestones in Speech Development

Red Flags: What to Look Out For and When

Common Questions, Expert Answers

A Common Concern: Articulation Disorder

Some Simple Things to Do at Home

Resources

Chapter 3 Language: The Key to Communication

What’s Language, Anyway?

How Does Language Development Happen?

Language Theory 101

Let’s Look at Developmental Milestones in Language Development

Red Flags: What to Look Out For and When

Common Questions, Expert Answers

A Common Concern: Late Talkers

Some Simple Things to Do at Home

Resources

Chapter 4 Fluency: Making Speech and Language Sound Smooth

What’s Fluency, Anyway?

What’s Happening When Speech is Not Smooth?

Let’s Look at Stuttering

Red Flags: What to Look Out For and When

Common Questions, Expert Answers

Treatment for Stuttering

Some Simple Things to Do at Home

Resources

Chapter 5 Literacy: Reading Begins with Talking

What are the Elements of Literacy?

Let’s Look at Developmental Milestones in Literacy

Let’s Look at Developmental Milestones in Writing and Spelling

Red Flags: What to Look Out For and When

Common Questions, Expert Answers

A Common Concern: Dyslexia

Some Simple Things to Do at Home

Resources

Chapter 6 More than One: A Guide to Bilingualism

Are Babies Born to be Bilingual?

Let’s Look at the Many Forms of Bilingualism

How Does Your Child Become Bilingual?

Bilingualism in the School Setting

Red Flags: What to Look Out For and When

Common Questions, Expert Answers

A Common Concern: Delayed Language Development

Some Simple Things to Do at Home

Resources

Chapter 7 Special Concerns: When Things Don’t Go as Expected

Hearing Disorders: When Your Child has Difficulty Detecting and Recognizing Sounds

Speech Disorders: When Your Child has Difficulty Forming Speech Sounds

Language Disorders: When Your Child has Difficulty Conveying Thoughts and Ideas Through Words

Other Disorders that Affect Your Child’s Ability to Communicate

Resources

Chapter 8 Getting Help: Who to See, Where to Go, and What Your Therapy Options Are

Getting Started on Getting Help

Meet the Professionals

Public Options for Getting Help for Your Child

Private Options for Getting Help for Your Child

Let’s Look at Methods of Speech Language Therapy

Common Questions, Expert Answers

Resources

Index

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