Momling Posted June 10, 2012 Share Posted June 10, 2012 I'm re-posting this from the general board... We're fostering a new little guy who has cognitive and speech delays. He's aged out of the 0-3 services and won't start services until he starts Head start in the fall. Do you have any suggestions for what we can work on? He's in the 1st %ile for both expressive and receptive speech. I don't have much more info than that. He usually uses just one word, but will occasionally produce a 2 or 3 word phrase. His syntax is weird when he does combine words (putting adjective after the noun). He doesn't use or understand pronouns or prepositions. We're working on animal noises and greetings and colors and numbers and stuff like that in our daily life. I asked the current IFSP coordinator for ideas and got some disappointing generic brochures that give kind of obvious suggestions. I guess I'm more interested in reading up on the literature -- I have a good theoretical background in linguistics (particularly phonetics/phonology and language acquisition) and also in educational assessment and statistics and things like that. I just don't know much about the practice of speech therapy. Do you have any suggestions for a book that would be useful? Maybe a textbook or manual used by SLPs? Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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