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Author Camarata, Stephen M., 1957- author.
Title Late-talking children : a symptom or a stage? / Stephen M. Camarata.
Pub Info Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014]
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 Falmouth-Children's Room  J PARENT TEACHER J 618.92 Camarata     AVAILABLE
 Orleans-Children's Room  PARENT 618.92 CAMA     AVAILABLE
Descript xv, 233 pages ; 20 cm
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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-228) and index.
Contents A stage or a symptom? -- What do we know about late talking children? -- Late talking and autism -- Lessons from autism: charlatans, causes and curses -- The Einstein syndrome -- Diagnosis and dangers -- Early childhood services -- Services: the law versus the practice -- Navigating schools: education -- An overview: putting it all together.
Summary When children are late in hitting developmental milestones, parents worry. And no delay causes more parental anxiety than late talking, which is associated in many parents' minds with such serious conditions as autism and severe intellectual disability. In fact, as children's speech expert Stephen Camarata points out in this enlightening book, children are late in beginning to talk for a wide variety of reasons. For some children, late talking may be a symptom of other, more serious, problems; for many others, however, it may simply be a stage with no long-term complications. Camarata describes in accessible language what science knows about the characteristics and causes of late talking. He explains that today's greater awareness of autism, as well as the expanded definition of autism as a "spectrum" of symptoms, has increased the chances that a late-talking child will be diagnosed -- or misdiagnosed -- with autism. But, he reminds us, late talking is only one of a constellation of autism symptoms. Although all autistic children are late talkers, not all late-talking children are autistic.
Subject Language disorders in children.
Language disorders in children -- Diagnosis.
Children -- Language.
Developmentally disabled children -- Education.
Family members.
ISBN 9780262027793 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0262027798 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780262528368 paperback
0262528363 paperback
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