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Book Review: Helping Children with Down Syndrome Communicate Better

Review by Disability Resources Online
Book by Libby Kumin, PhD., CCC-SLP
Published by Woodbine House

“As young children with Down Syndrome age, they often come up against speech and language difficulties, especially with peers in school and people outside their family circle. Addressing these challenges in children between the ages of six to fourteen, the author, an expert in communication and Down Syndrome, offers insight into language pragmatics, building conversation skills, using augmented communication systems, and improving intelligibility. This volume covers specific approaches for assessment and evaluation, strategies for home and school settings, and case study material that should prove beneficial to parents and professionals alike.”
“To be unable to express your thoughts or feelings or to be unable to participate fully in a conversation is a sad and frustrating thing. Parents and teachers of children with Down Syndrome work to ensure that our children?s speech and language is as good as it can be, but this is often difficult due to lack of access to speech therapists or lack of understanding about what can be done. This becomes more difficult as the child gets older and more complex language skills are needed. Libby Kumin’s new book Helping Children with Down Syndrome Communicate Better: Speech and Language Skills for Ages 6-14, provides a great resource for parents, teachers and therapists to address speech, language and communication difficulties.
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