Best Practices

(First Edition)
By John R Muma
Paperback, 218 pages
ISBN: 978-1-63189-597-5 ©2015
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    Best Practices is a response to the recent paradigm shift in the field of language acquisition. The book launches the field of communication sciences and disorders by identifying major shortcomings in the traditional field of speech and hearing sciences.

    Best Practices is based on developments in scholarly literature. In order to define and elucidate best practices it pinpoints numerous issues that have been missed or ignored in the contemporary clinical published writings.

    It addresses levels of scholarship, rational evidence as the precursor of empirical evidence, and influential theoretical perspectives. The book also examines substantive differences between pre-grammatical and grammatical children, the limitations of normative tests, and intervention principles for various clinical populations.

    Best Practices is ideally suited to classes in language acquisition, language intervention, and language assessment.

    Best Practices is a companion text to the book Language Acquisition, which uses influential theories to address critical issues often overlooked or ignored in standard textbooks in the field.

    Dr. John Muma is the author of numerous publications, including nine books, and a notable speaker at professional meetings and conferences. He is the only scholar in the field of communications sciences and disorders to receive multiple laudatory letters from three of today’s foremost language acquisition scholars—Roger Brown, Jerome Bruner, and Katherine Nelson—for his books. He is a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has received the coveted ASHA President’s Council Certificate of Excellence for developing both the cognitive socialization clinical model and the SMILE procedure to orienting clinicians to the emotions of preschool children.
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