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This area provides a comprehensive list of books that we feel are of interest to the TelAbility community. Use the search interface below to search by keyword or category for books related to your area of interest. If you find books that interest you click on [buy me] for online ordering. We are constantly reviewing and adding new books so please check back often.

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Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Transactional Developmental Perspective, Amy Wetherby, Barry Prizant

With this cross-disciplinary reference you will have it all- a thorough explanation of the communication and language difficulties characteristic of autism as they relate to development and research based strategies that reflect the individuality of a child with autism. [Buy Me]
Beginning Literacy With Language : Young Children Learning at Home and School, David K. Dickinson and Patton O. Tabors

Through research gathered in the Home School Study of Language and Literacy Development, the authors share with you the relationship they've found between the critical, early parent-child and teacher-child interactions and children's kindergarten language and literacy skills. You'll explore both the home and school environments of these children at ages 3, 4, and 5. You'll see how families talk to their young children during everyday activities like book reading, toy play, and mealtimes. You'll also examine children's conversations throughout the classroom day and consider how teachers strive to support children's development. In each chapter, you'll see how the data was collected,read actual transcripts of parent-child and teacher- child interactions,recognize how these interactions relate to later development,get suggestions for supporting children's language and literacy development, andlearn how these findings play out in the lives of four of the children in the study. Find out how young children's home and classroom experiences during the preschool years are related to their kindergarten language and literacy skills, and discover the kinds of conversations that make a difference. [Buy Me]
Collaborative Teams for Students with Severe Disabilities, Beverly Rainforth and Jennifer York-Barr

This book's second edition provides in-depth guidance on assesment, curriculum development, and intruction for students with severe disabilities. Includes updated information on changes in practices, legislation, and terminology. [Buy Me]
Book CoverCommunication Skills in Children With Down Syndrome : A Guide for Parents (Topics in Down, Libby Kumin, Ph.D.

Provides parents with a wealth of information about speech and language development in children with Down syndrome. [Buy Me]
Enabling Communication in Children with Autism, Carol Potter and Chris Whitaker

Addresses the complex issue of what constitutes a communication enabling environment for children with autism, or who use little or no speech. The authors show that the communication of these children can be significantly affected by a range of social and environmental influences. Along with providing an overview of the theoretical issues, this book provides detailed practical advice. Key elements include: use of minimal speech; proximal communication; appropriate systems of communication, including mulipointing and more. [Buy Me]
Exemplary Practices for Beginning Communicators, Reichle

US, Canadian, and Irish specialists in augmentative and alternative communications (AAC) in a number of fields offer advice to practitioners on developing communication with people suffering from congenital disabilities for whom normal vocal speech is impossible or difficult. They emphasize the importance of developmentally and chronologically appropriate clinical and educational practices, acknowledging that people with multiple disabilities present challenges that may require fancy footwork. [Buy Me]
I Can Sign My ABC's, Susan Chaplin Illustrated by Laura McCaul

Full-color picture book with 26 signs- one for each letter-with manual alphabet hand shape, a picture, the name, and sign of a simple object beginning with that letter. Ideal book for teaching young children the alphabet. [Buy Me]
Improving the Communication of People With Down Syndrome, Jon Miller, Mark Leddy, Lewis A. Leavitt

This groundbreaking book indentifies communcation milestones and describes a systematic approach you can use to predict speech and language growth in people with Down syndrome. [Buy Me]
Interdisciplinary Clinical Assessment of Young Children with Developmental Disabilities, Edited by Michael J. Guralnick

Written with an international perspective. Offers insight from veteran team members on establishing and maintaining interdiscplinary collaboration. Contributors represent fields such as: audiology, nutrition, psychology, social work, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, developmental pediatrics, and occupational therapy. Includes case studies and an appendix of photocopiable questionnaires. Lends perspective on how practitioners gather information, approach assessment, and make decisions, while facing challenges within their own disciplines. [Buy Me]
Introduction to Clinical Methods in Communication Disorders, Paul, Rhea Paul, Cox, Brian J. Gleberzon, and Nicholas P. Jones

An introductory textbook to the processes, settings, and issues involved in clinical practice in speech, hearing, and language disorders. The contributors, a mix of practicing clinicians and academics, present information on ethical issues, principle s of assessment and intervention, interviewing and counseling, public policies affecting clinical practice, issues of cultural and linguistic diversity, the use of technology, and family-centered practices. [Buy Me]
Learning Language and Loving It, Elaine Weitzman

This book is designed for early childhood educators, special educators, and speech-language pathologists. It addresses the range of factors that affect children's language learning in an early childhood setting. It also discusses ways to help children, especially those who are delayed or at risk of delay in social and/or language skills, participate fully in everyday interactions. It includes information on how adults can enhance children's language skills, gives "do's" and "don't's" for professionals, and offers two observation guides for evaluation of children's social, play, and language skills. [Buy Me]
My Signing Book of Numbers, Patricia Bellan Gillen

This full-color picture book helps children learn their numbers in sign language. Each two-page spread has the appropriate number of things or creatures for the numbers 0 to 20. Signs for 30, 40, etc. to 100 and instructions on "how to" are included. [Buy Me]
Promoting Social Communication : Children With Developmental Disabilities from Birth to Adolescence (Communication and Language Intervention Series, 1, Howard, Phd Goldstein, and Louise A. Kaczmarek

This book provides foundations for the application of intervention designs to enhance the development of communication skills across the life span. It includes four case study chapters showing creative applications and strategies. For psychologists and special educators. [Buy Me]
Teaching Communication Skills to Students with Severe Disabilities, June E. Downing, PhD.

Developed by a highly recommended expert, this practical guide has the comprehensive, research-based information you need to help students with disabilities realize the benefits of effective communication. This book shows you how to analyze environments for their communicative value, assess the communication skills of students from preschool to high school, teach specific skills such as gaining attention and requesting, work with students who use ACC, and guide peers and adults in supporting students with disabilities. [Buy Me]
The Late Talker: What to Do If Your Child Isn't Talking Yet, Marilyn Agin, Lisa Geng, Malcolm Nicholl

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