Phonological Disorders in Children: This comprehensive resource offers cutting-edge research from the field's top phonologists. In particular, Dr. A. Lynn Williams offered the following astute advice in her chapter entitled "From Developmental Norms to Distance Metrics: Past, Present, and Future Directions for Target Selection Practices":
Any phonological intervention program should be structured to include the following goals:
1. Provide opportunities for the child to discover the rule(s) that are being trained
2. Provide focused practice on the new target(s) in order for them to become automatic
3. Provide the child with linguistic/communicative feedback with regard to the semantic meaning of the child's production
4. Provide opportunities to practice the new target(s) in naturalistic play activities
Practitioners are encouraged to access this invaluable resource to learn more about current best practices.
Children's Speech Sound Disorders: Dr. Caroline Bowen's comprehensive text on speech sound disorders is highly recommended. She has synthesized the research findings into this extensive, accessible volume. Moreover, many leading researchers in this area contributed essays on various topics, including generalization, application of complexity principles and the lack of evidence for non-speech oral motor exercises.
Interventions for Speech Sound Disorders in Children: Dr. Williams, Dr. McLeod and Dr. McCauley provides an overview of several treatment methodologies. It is also accompanied by a DVD that features video demonstrations of key principles.
Speech & Language Development & Intervention in Down Syndrome & Fragile X Syndrome: This text summarizes the research studies that have focused on children and adults with Down Syndrome and Fragile X Syndrome. It is highly recommended for speech-language pathologists who serve both populations.
Working with Families in Speech-Language Pathology: Dr. Watts Pappas and Dr. McLeod share theoretical perspectives and things to consider when collaborating with families of children with communication disorders.
Listening to Children and Young People with Speech, Language and Communication Needs: The contributing authors share the importance of interpersonal relationships with students and clients.