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Language Development From Theory to Practice, 3rd edition

  • Khara L. Pence Turnbull
  • Laura M. Justice

Published by Pearson (January 15th 2016) - Copyright © 2017

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Language Development From Theory to Practice, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card

ISBN-13: 9780134170602

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Theory balances with practice in this survey of language development that emphasizes multicultural considerations, focuses on evidence-based practices, and uses a multidisciplinary perspective in a reader-friendly format.

This text provides a survey of key topics in language development, including research methods, theoretical perspectives, and major language milestones from birth to adolescence and beyond, and language diversity and language disorders. Each chapter bridges language development theory and practice by providing students with a theoretical and scientific foundation to the study of language development. The authors emphasize the relevance of the material to students’ current and future experiences in clinical, educational, and research settings; emphasize multicultural considerations and how they affect language development; focus on using evidence-based practices for making educational and clinical decisions; show the relevance of a multidisciplinary perspective on the theory and practice of language development; and include a number of outstanding pedagogical features to motivate and engage students.


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This access code card provides access to the new Enhanced Pearson eText, a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with the following multimedia features:

  • Embedded video links. Learn More About margin notes link to video clips illustrating chapter content and provide detailed descriptions of the video. (For example, videos of child language samples include a description of specific instances of language form, content, and use.)
  • Check Your Understanding of chapter content. Embedded assessments with feedback throughout the eText help readers assess how well they have mastered the content.
  • Apply Your Knowledge activities in each chapter help students ensure that they are understanding what they read with immediate feedback specific to their responses.
  • End of Chapter Self-Check assessments. Multiple-choice format Chapter Quizzes with objective feedback help students assess their understanding of the chapter’s learning outcomes.

Table of contents

Brief Contents

1.         Language Development: An Introduction

2.         Building Blocks of Language

3.         Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Language

4.         The Science and Theory of Language Development

5.         Infancy: Let the Language Achievements Begin

6.         Toddlerhood: Exploring the World and Experimenting with Language

7.         Preschool: Building Literacy on Language

8.         School-Age Years and Beyond: Developing Later Language

9.         Language Diversity

10.       Language Disorders in Children



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