Learn how to support developmentally rich language learning environments during a child’s first eight years of life! This book demonstrates how to build foundations for a strong communication system, distinguish typical and disordered speech and language, and develop a deep understanding of the brain and language development connection. Featuring clear guidance on how to work with parents and speech-language pathologists, educators will find easy to implement strategies for supporting healthy communication and navigating any stumbling blocks in the early childhood classroom.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Play and the Ages and Stages of Speech and Language Development 3. Brain Development and Language 4. Vocabulary Building and Phonological Awareness: The How and Why 5. Building the Optimal Communication Environment for All Communicators 6. Children with Speech and Language Delays or Disorders 7. The Communication Breakdown
Kimberly A. Boynton is a certified speech-language pathologist with licenses in the areas of Speech Language Pathology, Director of Exceptional Services, and School Superintendent. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech Language Pathology at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana.