Speech and Language Development


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association -- web page of this professional organization of speech, language and hearing specialists.

Spoken Language Problems -- information about oral language and speech disorders and how to identify them -- includes examples of language typical of children with language impairment.

Speech Therapists: A Valuable Resource For Classroom Teachers -- a resource geared toward classroom teachers that is intended to inform about speech therapy, including links to information on typical speech and language development, articulation disorders, language disorders, and stuttering problems.

Milestones and Warning Signs for Speech and Language Development -- outlines typical milestones in the speech development of infants and toddlers -- also includes activities that can help children develop.

Speech and Language: Developmental Milestones -- more guidelines about typcial development of speech and language.

Strategies for Teaching Students with Communication Disorders -- includes strategies for active and passive teaching, group interactions and discussions, and testing.

Teaching Students with Hearing Impairments -- a University of South Carolina website with facts, methods, and communicative teaching guidelines relevant to educating students with hearing impairments.

Oral Language Development across the Curriculum, K-12 -- an article about what teachers can do to help students develop oral proficiency.

The Speech-Pathology Website -- provides helpful information and links about speech and language development and associated disorders.

Typcial Speech Development -- an article about the characteristics of typical speech development.

Language Development In Children -- a good article and links about typical language development.

Evaluation and Management of the Child with a Speech and Language Delay -- a useful article that summarizes a lot of research.

Language Development in the Elementary Years -- an article and links that give suggestions for enhancing language development during the elementary years.

Characteristics of Adolescent Language Disorder -- presents information about the characteristics of adolescent language disorders, and how these may affect the students' performance in school.

Carol's Speech and Language Disorders: Professional Resources -- professional resources for anyone interested in speech and language topics -- addresses specific speech and language disorders and lists articles with lesson plans, materials, and helpful information for parents.


Some Recommended Books and Articles

Berstein, C. & Tiegerman-Farber, E. 2002. Language and Communication Disorders in Children.

Kuder, S. J. 2003. Teaching Students with Language and Communication Disablites. Allyn & Bacon.

Taylor, J. 1992. Speech-Language Pathology Services in Schools. Allyn & Bacon.


US Audit Faults Speech Therapy in Schools -- This New York Times article discusses the findings that New York City schools misspent $870 million in Medicaid payments.

McCartney, E. (2010). Developing a Language Support Model for Mainstream Primary School Teachers. Child Language Teaching and Therapy. 26(3). 359-375.

Duchan, J. (2010). The Early Years of Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in US School. Language, Speech, & Hearing Services in Schools. 41(2). 152-161.

Montgomery, J. (1992). Perspectives from the Field. Language, Speech, & Hearing Services in Schools. 23(4). 363-364.

Elksnin, L. & Capilouto, G. (1994). Speech Language Pathologists: Perceptions of Integrated Service Delivery in School Settings. Language, Speech, & Hearing Services in Schools. 25(5). 258-267.

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