The sixth edition of this best-selling introduction to language disorders text has been substantially revised to bring about the most current information on the dynamic areas of speech-language pathology and special education. It's keenly focused on the ways in which children learn language and how to help those who struggle with it, and on the area of language to explain different kinds of developmental disabilities in children. Comprehensive yet highly readable, containing theory and practical applications, the text offers students a rewarding experience in learning how to provide language intervention to communicatively disordered children.Highlights of the text: A new reorganization of chapters in the sixth edition including: Preschool LanguageImpairment (Chapter 4); Understanding the Nature and Scope of Language Learning Disability (Chapter 5); The Role of the SLP (Chapter 9); Making Sense of Language Learning Disability (Chapter 11). Case studies infused within and at the end of each chapter offer the student clinical applications, preparing them for work in the field. Evidence-based assessment strategies, including curriculum-based assessment and response to intervention (RTI), as well as dynamic assessment and integrated intervention. Introduces "Best Practices" in early language intervention, emphasizing collaborative and family-centered approaches. Highlights legislative influences on the delivery of services to infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-aged populations.Bernstein, Deena K. is the author of 'Language and Communication Disorders in Children', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205584611 and ISBN 0205584616.