CHILDREN

Early Identification of Speech-Language Delays and Disorders
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/speech-language/asha_earlyid.html

This article explains what is meant by early identification, the evaluation process, and the treatment process.

Late Blooming or Language Problem?
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/speech-language/asha_lateblooming.html

This article discusses factors that may increase the risk that a late-talking child with normal intelligence may have continuing language problems, and actions parents can take if they feel their child may present with a language delay.

How Does Your Child Hear and Talk?
http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/child_hear_talk.htm

This article gives developmental milestones from birth to age 5 years in the areas of hearing/understanding and talking.

The Process of Discovery: Finding Out Why Your Child is Struggling
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/parenting/process_of_discovery.html

This article was written by a parent. It focuses on the emotions and feelings that parents face when discovering that their child has a learning difficulty. It gives strategies for parents that may be helpful during the process of discovery.

Nurturing Oral Language Skills in Infants and Young Children
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/speech-language/lda_oral_lang.html

This article explains activities that parents/caregivers can do with their child to enhance language learning.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/ADHD.htm

This article explains what is meant by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, the symptoms associated with it, how this disorder affects speech and language, the speech and language assessment, and treatment.

Pragmatics, Socially Speaking
http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/pragmatics.htm

This article explains what a pragmatic/social language delay is, and how it can negatively affect a child’s interactions with adults and peers.

ADULTS

Accent Modification
http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/accent_mod.htm

This article explains how an accent can limit some professionals, and the speech pathologists role in treatment.

Family Adjustment to Aphasia
http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/Family-Adjustment-to-Aphasia.htm

This article focuses on the changes that occur within the family and the individual after a stroke, the speech-language pathologist’s role in working with an aphasiac client, and coping strategies for the aphasiac individual and family members.

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