This new book shows how the disciplines of speech-language pathology and English as a second language view and incorporate the roles of professionals in working with English Learners. Few resources have directly and intentionally addressed the merging of the two disciplines – speech-language pathology and English as a second language, in effecting change in language and literacy.
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This book is designed for beginning and seasoned speech-language pathologists and others in regular and special education who work with students demonstrating oral and written language problems. The intent of this book is to provide a resource of excellence, a schema of good practice. Wherever you are in your practice you can use this book with a growing sensibility toward expertise. You may enter this book as a beginning clinician and move to a more advanced level, then move toward proficiency, to advanced proficient, and finally to expert. As you use the suggested goals and materials you will get more and more experience with the various language pathways, and with more practice your skills will become like second nature. The CD includes downloadable forms in both Word and PDF formats.
Language Sampling with Adolescents provides guidelines for analyzing spoken and written language production in adolescents. It is geared toward graduate students and speech-language pathologists who work in the public schools with middle school and high school students (Grades 5-12). The book includes many tables, figures, and practical exercises (with answer keys) to help readers understand how to analyze the content and structure of what adolescents express in different genres: conversational, narrative, expository, and persuasive. Based on formal analyses, the book indicates how the information can be applied to establish functional language goals for adolescents with language disorders. It also explains how to implement intervention activities that are designed to enhance spoken and written language production in adolescents.