"Language Disorders and Language Development" presents the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of language disorders in children. The text describes both normal and deviant language development, along with assessment and intervention procedures. It is a revision and expansion of portions of Lois Bloom and Margaret Lahey's classic text, "Language Development and Language Disorders."
The text presents a concise summary of current information on language development from infancy through the development of narrative skills in children. Comprehensive chapters are devoted to information on processing skills, including central auditory processing, and subcategories of language- disordered children. The usefulness of the information in these chapters is given in terms of educational management and shows how it is relative to furthering understanding of language disorders.
With the support of the organization, Shelf Awareness celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation and all the amazing work it has done over a quarter century helping bookstores, booksellers, comic shops and comic shop staff, especially its heroic work during the pandemic.
Binc's Most Challenging Year Ever
First, on behalf of the book and comic industries, we must thank the Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation for all it has done to help stores and store staff in need, especially since March 2020.
With the help of three volunteers, Binc created an online application to further ease the process. Other volunteers pitched in as well, and Binc essentially brought on anyone who had the skills French and her team knew they needed. They also relied on a public health emergency policy that Binc had formulated in the past. As a result of all this, Binc was able to send out the first checks to individual applicants on March 17. At this time, Binc was receiving a new request for assistance every 15 minutes, all day every day.
"It's humbling to know that what we have been working towards for the past eight years, all of the advocacy we did and conversations we had, it paid off," French says. "Folks found us when the need was highest."