Speech and language difficulties are the most common developmental problem encountered in the primary classroom, yet identifying the children who are affected can seem a complex and difficult process. Jane Speake, an experienced speech and language therapist, cuts through the jargon and terminology to provide a clear guide for the class teacher. Sections include:
• a rough guide’ to various types of speech and language difficulty and the terminology used
• how to identify a child with difficulties, and when to refer to speech and language therapy for assessment
• the Afasic Checklists for easy identification and profiling for the non-specialist teacher
• the different roles of teachers, health service professionals and parents.
Illuminating and packed with practical ideas, this book provides a valuable reference and source of advice for every primary class teacher.
64 A4 pages.