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Preface. Part I: LANGUAGE DELAYS AND DISORDERS IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN. 1. Classification of Language Abnormalities Based on Normal Development and Features of Language. 2. Setting The Stage in the Preschool Years for Linguistic and Literacy Success. 3. Classification of Language Abnormalities Based on Etiology and Diagnostic Labels. 4. Pervasive Developmental Disorders. 5. General Considerations in Assessment of Language Deficits in Preschool Children. 6. Treatment of Language Delays and Disorders in Preschool Children. 7. The Persistence of Preschool Language Deficits Throughout the Lifespan Part II: LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN. 8. Language-Based Learning Disabilities in the School-Age Population 9. Spelling and Reading Disorders. 10. Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity Learning Objectives. 11. Language After Traumatic Brain Injury. 12. Assessment of Language Disorders in School-Age Children. 13. Treatment in the School-Age Population. Part III: LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN ADULTS. 14. Aphasia. 15. Dementia. Appendix A Suggested Reading List on Language Abnormalities in Preschool Children. Appendix B Suggested Reading List on Language Abnormalities in School-Age Children. Appendix C Suggested Reading List on Language Abnormalities in Adults. Appendix D Suggested Reading List on Multicultural Aspects of Language Disorders. Appendix E Biographies, Autobiographies, and Memoirs of Individuals Coping with Disabilities. Appendix F Answers to Review Questions. Glossary. Index.

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Betsy Partin Vinson is a clinical associate professor at the University of Florida where she teaches the undergraduate Introduction to Language Disorders course, the graduate level Diagnostics course, and a variety of graduate electives including pediatric dysphagia and counseling. She earned her Master of Medical Science degree in 1976 from Emory University. Before joining the faculty at UF in 1985, she worked in a state facility for handicapped individuals, and at a public school for the mentally and/or physically challenged.

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Preface. Part I: LANGUAGE DELAYS AND DISORDERS IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN. 1. Classification of Language Abnormalities Based on Normal Development and Features of Language. 2. Setting The Stage in the Preschool Years for Linguistic and Literacy Success. 3. Classification of Language Abnormalities Based on Etiology and Diagnostic Labels. 4. Pervasive Developmental Disorders. 5. General Considerations in Assessment of Language Deficits in Preschool Children. 6. Treatment of Language Delays and Disorders in Preschool Children. 7. The Persistence of Preschool Language Deficits Throughout the Lifespan Part II: LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN. 8. Language-Based Learning Disabilities in the School-Age Population 9. Spelling and Reading Disorders. 10. Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity Learning Objectives. 11. Language After Traumatic Brain Injury. 12. Assessment of Language Disorders in School-Age Children. 13. Treatment in the School-Age Population. Part III: LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN ADULTS. 14. Aphasia. 15. Dementia. Appendix A Suggested Reading List on Language Abnormalities in Preschool Children. Appendix B Suggested Reading List on Language Abnormalities in School-Age Children. Appendix C Suggested Reading List on Language Abnormalities in Adults. Appendix D Suggested Reading List on Multicultural Aspects of Language Disorders. Appendix E Biographies, Autobiographies, and Memoirs of Individuals Coping with Disabilities. Appendix F Answers to Review Questions. Glossary. Index.

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