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Working with Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Theory and Practice for Speech and Language Therapists

Imprint: Speechmark
Series: Working With
Paperback: 9781032256368
Hardback: 9781032256351
eBook: 9781003284321
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This resource will lead the reader through the practicalities of assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic intervention for children of all ages with features of childhood apraxia of speech. It provides the theory and underlying principles upon which to work with children who have this fascinating but challenging disorder in collaboration with families and schools.

Chapters are clearly laid out, with hands on activities for intervention and helpful summaries. There is a focus on alternative and augmentative means of communication and multidisciplinary working, as well as a wealth of case studies and teaching notes for training other professionals. Fresh ways of working are addressed, such as the use of teletherapy and other techniques such as group therapy and the consultative approach are discussed.

Key features include:

  • A theoretical overview of current thinking about childhood apraxia of speech
  • A structured assessment format with a chapter specifically focused on how to take a detailed speech sample
  • Clear guidance on how to make a differential diagnosis
  • How to spot early indicators of childhood apraxia of speech
  • Advice sheets for parents and schools
  • Downloadable record forms for case history taking and assessment.

This book can be read cover to cover or dipped into for quick and easy therapy ideas and is presented in an easy-to-read format, with chapters broken down into bite-sized chunks. It is an essential handbook for all speech and language therapists and students, whatever their level of experience.


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