This ebook provides advice and guidance to support the development of speech and language skills for children with Down syndrome. Discussing speech clarity, vocabulary development and grammar, it offers practical information in an accessible format.
Designed to target the specific needs of children 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 clear speech, more advanced vocabulary and talking in sentences. The links between speech and language goals and literacy teaching in the primary school classroom are identified, as most speech and language goals can be absorbed into regular mainstream classroom activities on a daily basis. 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, education professionals and speech and language therapists. 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.