Language and Literacy Development: An Interdisciplinary Focus on English Learners with Communication Disorders

First Edition

Linda I. Rosa-Lugo, Joyce W. Nutta, Florin Mihai

Details: 424 pages,B&W, Softcover, 6" x 9"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-332-1

© 2012 | Available

In Language and Literacy Development, the authors discuss evidence-based practical strategies in the identification, assessment and intervention of ELs with communication disorders. Written from the perspective of two disciplines, Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) and English as a Second Language (ESOL), the authors merge their expertise to discuss the knowledge, skills and competences each professional must demonstrate in order to facilitate language and literacy development in ELs with communication disorders.

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. This book fills this need.

The primary audience for this book is for school-based speech-language pathologists. The book is also intended for all professionals who are responsible for teaching language and literacy skills, such as, the ESOL professional, general and special educators, bilingual teachers, reading coaches and school administrators. The text can also be used as a textbook in academic programs.

Organization of the Text

1. English Learners - The Merging of Two Disciplines
2. English Learners - Perspectives from Two Disciplines
3. English Learners in the United States - Preschool Through Grade 12
4. First and Second Language Acquisition: Theoretical and Practical Considerations for SLPs and ESOL Professionals
5. Literacy Development in a Second Language
6. An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Assessment of English Learners
7. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Assessment of English Learners with Communication Disorders
8. Approaches and Practical Strategies to Facilitate Language and Literacy Development in English Learners
9. The Power of Two: Directions for an Effective Collaboration Between SLPs and ESOL Professionals

Appendix A. ASHA and TESOL Position Statements
Appendix B. Professional Standards

Linda I. Rosa-Lugo

Linda I. Rosa-Lugo, EdD, CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders currently serving as an Associate Dean in the College of Health Professions and Sciences at the University of Central Florida. She is the Director of the UCF Listening Center.  She has been the Principal Investigator, Co-PI and/or coordinator of multiple USDOE/OSEP collaborative grants that prepare SLPs to provide services to English Learners with communication disorders; listening and spoken language in children with hearing loss who come from linguistically diverse homes and language and literacy.  She is an ASHA Fellow and she has been recognized for her many multicultural and international contributions to the field. 

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Joyce W. Nutta

Joyce W. Nutta, PhD, is Professor of World Languages Education and the ESOL Endorsement and TESOL PhD Track Coordinator at the University of Central Florida. She is devoted to equipping teachers of all subjects and grade levels with tools and techniques that support English learners’ academic achievement and language development. Her research interests include the integration of English learner issues into teacher preparation and professional learning and the use of technology to teach second languages.  

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Florin Mihai

Florin M. Mihai, PhD, is a Professor of TESOL and the Director of the Undergraduate TEFL Certificate in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department/College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Central Florida. In addition to articles published in TESOL Journal, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, CATESOL Journal, and Middle School Journal, he has published several books and book chapters with University of Michigan Press, Harvard Education Press, Routledge, and Pearson. He is also co-principal investigator in two federally funded grants through the U.S. Department of Education and Office of English Language Acquisition. 

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Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy: Instruction and Intervention

First Edition

Barbara Culatta, Kendra M. Hall-Kenyon, Sharon Black

Details: 488 pages, B&W, Softcover, 6" x 9"

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-345-1

© 2013 | Available

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First Edition

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Details: 358 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-213-8

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Details: 329 pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-361-6

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