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Speech and Language
  • Authored by: Amanda A. Sleeper Ph.D., Series Editor: Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Gray Matter
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791089525
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-8952-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 01/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 612.7
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 128

Summary

This Gray Matter guide explores the ways we learn to speak and use language. The author reveals how and why children are able to develop language skills quickly, pinpoints the regions of the brain involved in coordinating speech and language, and describes various disorders that can disrupt language development. Speech and Language covers sign language and second languages, in addition to spoken language.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Glossary. References. Web sites. Further reading. Index.

About the Author(s)

Amanda A. Sleeper, Ph.D. is a neurobiologist whose research interests include the pathophysiology of the aging brain. She has published in the Journal of Neuroscience and has additional publications in progress.

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