About The Book
Language and Literacy Development: English Learners with Communication Disorders, from Theory to Application, Second Edition brings you the most useful, up-to-date information on best practices for English learners (ELs) with communication disorders from a variety of backgrounds—how to conduct assessment, intervention, and progress monitoring. The first edition of this text gave a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of serving ELs with communication disorders, and the second edition is expanded to show the nuts and bolts of how to meet ELs’ needs and how professionals can support their success at school.
This text emphasizes collaboration between speech-language pathology (SLP) and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) professionals. More importantly, it shows how to apply the knowledge and implement the mechanics and practicalities of assessment, intervention, and progress monitoring.
New to the Second Edition
- Updated EL and EL with communication disorders demographics and legislation.
- An innovative assessment/intervention/monitoring (AIM) framework geared toward language proficiency development and academic content expansion of ELs with communication disorders.
- Research-based and proficiency-level appropriate pedagogical interventions and recommendations for implementing effective assessments that support English learners with communication disorders in their language and content growth.
- Updated information on commonly used assessments used by speech-language pathologists to identify/determine disability.
- A PluralPlus companion website with case studies and other related resources, including PowerPoint slides for instructors.