This ebook provides advice and guidance to support the development of speech and language skills for infants with Down syndrome. From early sounds, through first words and simple sentences, it offers practical information in an accessible format.
Designed to target the specific needs of infants with Down syndrome, this book begins with a summary of the principles that should guide speech and language activities and therapy. It provides guidance and examples of practical activities to encourage the development of speech sounds, comprehension and production of vocabulary (first words) and early sentences. The book also includes guidance on the way in which signing and reading activities can be used to develop spoken language. The importance of the quality and quantity of daily communication with children, at home and at school, is emphasised
This practical book is intended to be used by parents and practitioners, from the first year of life. It is designed to be read in conjunction with other books in the Down Syndrome Issues and Information series. In particular, it is complemented by the background information provided in Speech and Language Development for Individuals with Down Syndrome - An Overview.
Down Syndrome Issues and Information is a series of practical and informative books covering the full range of developmental, health and social issues relating to individuals with Down syndrome. The books have been written by some of the world's leading experts and are based on years of research and hands-on experience.
The content of this ebook edition is the same as in the original print edition first published in 2001.