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Speech and Language Therapy: The Decision Making Process When Working with Children

Speech and Language Therapy: The Decision Making Process When Working with Children


Edited by Myra Kersner, Edited by Jannet A. Wright


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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 174mm x 246mm x 15mm | 478g
  • Publication date: 13 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415614082
  • ISBN 13: 9780415614085
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 8 black & white illustrations, 9 black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 235,375

Product description

Now in its second edition, Speech and Language Therapy: the decision-making process when working with children reveals how recent research and changes in health and education services have affected the decision-making process in the assessment and management of children with speech and language problems. With individual chapters written by experts in their field, this book: Illustrates how the decisions made by practitioners may vary within different work settings Shows how these decisions may need to be adapted when working with specific client groups Explores how such decisions are part of effective evidence-based practice Offers an overview of the skills required by the developing professional Provides insight into working as a newly qualified therapist in the current job market. Rigorously underpinned with current research and revised legislation, this is an important textbook for speech and language therapy students, potential students and specialist teachers in training. Speech and Language Therapy: the decision-making process when working with children will also be relevant to newly qualified therapists, therapists returning to the profession, specialist teachers and Special Educational Needs Coordinators.

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Author information

Myra Kersner lectures at University College London, UK. Jannet A. Wright is Professor of Speech and Language Therapy and Head of the Speech and Language Therapy Division at De Montfort University, UK.

Table of contents

Introduction Section I. Learning How to Be a Professional Chapter 1. The Decision-Making Process in Speech and Language Therapy Myra Kersner Chapter 2. Developing As a Speech and Language Therapist Myra Kersner and Ann Parker Chapter 3. The First Job Deanne Rennie Section II. Management in Different Settings Chapter 4. Managing Pre-School Children in Community Settings Kirsty Pullen and Sarah Hulme Chapter 5. The Roles of Speech and Language Therapists Working In Community Clinics, Child Development Centres and Hospitals Sue Roulstone, Mary Gale and Helen Marks Chapter 6. Working With Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) In School Settings Marie Gascoigne Chapter 7. Managing Children Individually and In Groups Oonagh Reilly Section III. Working With Others Chapter 8. Working With Parents Monica Bray Chapter 9. Working With Other Practitioners Jannet A. Wright Section IV. Assessing and Managing Children With Communication Problems Chapter 10. Working With Children with Specific Speech Impairment (SSI) Sally Bates And Jocelynne Watson Chapter 11. Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders Tom Loucas Chapter 12. Working With Children With Language Delay And Specific Language Impairment (SLI) Janet Wood Chapter 13. Working With Deaf Children Sarah Beazley, Ruth Merritt And Judy Halden Chapter 14. Multicultural Issues In Assessment And Management Carolyn Letts Chapter 15. Children With Communication Problems and Additional Emotional/Behavioural Problems Alison Wintgens Chapter 16. Working With Children With Written Language Difficulties Sarah Simpson Chapter 17. Cleft Palate And Velopharyngeal Anomalies Debbie Sell And Anne Harding-Bell Chapter 18: Children Who Stammer Louise Wright Chapter 19. Children With Severe Learning Disabilities (SLD) Celia Harding Chapter 20. Children With Acquired Speech And Language Problems Janet Lees Chapter 21. Augmentative And Alternative Communication (AAC) Mike Clarke, Katie Price And Nicola Jolleff Chapter 22. Children With Feeding Difficulties Carolyn Anderson References Index