Organized with a clear framework and student-friendly learning supports, this textbook helps graduate and undergraduate students gain essential knowledge that can inform, and transform, their work with children who need special assistance to acquire language and literacy abilities to meet multiple communication and learning needs. Although the book is written primarily for students in speech-language pathology, it draws on the author's experience working in schools and classrooms with general and special education teachers and other interdisciplinary team members and can be used with (or by) members of other disciplines and by practitioners as well as students. The ultimate beneficiaries of this book should be children and adolescents who grow up with improved abilities to communicate, read, write, listen, and speak because they received services from professionals who knew what they were doing and why.
About the Author: Nickola Wolf Nelson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP conducts research and has authored numerous research articles, books, and chapters on contextualized, interdisciplinary approaches to language and literacy assessment and intervention, including two prior editions of Childhood Language Disorders in Context: Infancy through Adolescence (Allyn & Bacon, 1994, 1998). Nelson is co-author of The Writing Lab Approach to Language Instruction and Intervention (Paul H. Brookes, 2004) and the forthcoming Test of Integrated Language and Literacy Skills.