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Typical and Atypical Child and Adolescent Development 5 Communication and Language Development

ISBN 9781032267777
Published September 15, 2022 by Routledge
130 Pages 5 Color & 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This concise guide offers an accessible introduction to the development of communication and language in infancy and childhood. It integrates insights from both typical and atypical development to reveal the fundamental aspects of human growth and development, and common developmental disorders.

The topic books in this series draw on international research in the field and are informed by biological, social and cultural perspectives, offering explanations of developmental phenomena with a focus on how children and adolescents at different ages actually think, feel and act. In this volume, Stephen von Tetzchner explains key topics including: Language and Communication; early development of communication; theories of communicative development; early dialogues; gestures; the development of language; language in use; child-directed language; gender differences, multilingualism and language in other modalities; and language disorders.

Together with a companion website that offers topic-based quizzes, lecturer PowerPoint slides and sample essay questions, Typical and Atypical Child and Adolescent Development 5 Communication and Language Development is an essential text for all students of developmental psychology, as well as those working in the fields of child development, developmental disabilities and special education.

The content of this topic book is taken from Stephen von Tetzchner’s core textbook Child and Adolescent Psychology: Typical and Atypical Development. The comprehensive volume offers a complete overview of child and adolescent development – for more information visit www.routledge.com/9781138823396

Table of Contents

1. Language and Communication

2. Early Development of Communication

3. Theories of Communicative Development

4. Early Dialogues

5. Gestures

6. The Development of Language

7. Language in Use

8. Child-directed Language

9. Gender Differences

10. Multilingualism

11. Language in Other Modalities

12. Language Disorders


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Stephen von Tetzchner is Professor of Developmental Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway.


The individual topic books in the Topics from Child and Adolescent Psychology are drawn from Stephen von Tetzchner’s comprehensive core textbook, Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Praise for the core textbook:

‘Extremely useful text for students and practitioners alike.’ Dr. Graham Music, Consultant Psychotherapist, Tavistock Clinic London, UK.

‘Illustrates how knowledge about typical and atypical development can be integrated and used to highlight fundamental processes of human growth and maturation.’ Dr. John Coleman, PhD, OBE, UK.