This book is the first to summarize the voluminous literature on the development of cognitive, codification, language, and expressive/affective (CCCE) skills from a clinical standpoint. Emphasizing the need to ground services in research and theory, the author constructs three basic clinical models--a conceptual model for understanding, a descriptive model for formal assessment, and a facilitative model for intervention. These models have major implications for the work of all those who deal with CCCE problems in a professional capacity.
"…very comprehensive in scope….clearly written and well organized. We can recommend this text to anyone interested in cognitive socialization and how to apply these concepts to a clinical setting. We applaud Muma's assertion that we question the direction of our profession and constantly strive for the best theoretical and philosophical views to ensure improved client progress."
Contents: Preface. Setting the Stage. Philosophical Views and Theoretical Perspectives. A Clinical Model: Cognitive Socialization. Cognition. Codification: Message of Best Fit. Communication and Expression. Clinical Assessment: Description. Language Intervention: Facilitation. Epilogue. Appendices: Science and Human Affairs: Clinical Implications. It Works: A Technician's Creed. Language Sampling: Grammatical Assessment.