Working with Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Theory and Practice for Speech and Language Therapists (Paperback)

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Working with Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Theory and Practice for Speech and Language Therapists (Paperback)

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This resource will lead the reader through the practicalities of assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic intervention for children of all ages with features of childhood apraxia of speech. It provides the theory and underlying principles upon which to work with children who have this fascinating but challenging disorder in collaboration with families and schools.

Chapters are clearly laid out, with hands on activities for intervention and helpful summaries. There is a focus on alternative and augmentative means of communication and multidisciplinary working, as well as a wealth of case studies and teaching notes for training other professionals. Fresh ways of working are addressed, such as the use of teletherapy and other techniques such as group therapy and the consultative approach are discussed.

Key features include:

  • A theoretical overview of current thinking about childhood apraxia of speech
  • A structured assessment format with a chapter specifically focused on how to take a detailed speech sample
  • Clear guidance on how to make a differential diagnosis
  • How to spot early indicators of childhood apraxia of speech
  • Advice sheets for parents and schools
  • Downloadable record forms for case history taking and assessment.

This book can be read cover to cover or dipped into for quick and easy therapy ideas and is presented in an easy-to-read format, with chapters broken down into bite-sized chunks. It is an essential handbook for all speech and language therapists and students, whatever their level of experience.

Kathryn Murrell is an independent Speech and Language Therapist. She has 35 years of clinical experience in working with childhood speech and language disorders with a particular interest in childhood apraxia of speech.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032256368
ISBN-10: 1032256362
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 18th, 2023
Pages: 278
Language: English
Series: Working with