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Subject: language disorder books -any suggestions
Date Posted: 1/14/2010 12:28 PM ET
Member Since: 7/2/2008
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Hi everyone,

Just wanted to know if anyone out there knew of some good books to help a child with language disorder.  Just found out my youngest (almost 5 year old) has a language disorder and I wanted to know how to help him.  The doctor says he understands individual words but doesn't always understand sentences (this explains a lot about my son not following directions - even if it would of been something he liked).  He isn't a very big talker and he has a very odd sentence structure when he does (i.e. If he wanted to say the goat went up the hill he would say "hill up goat". )  I am looking for a book that has excersises to do at home.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks,

Jeannette

Date Posted: 1/18/2010 2:07 PM ET
Member Since: 3/21/2009
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Hi,

Your son, sounds very much like my 7 year old Grandson did. I am homeschooling him this year. I have a couple of suggestions you might be interested in. One, is the site Superduperinc.com. It's a site for teachers, therapists and parents that has learning materials for a broad range of disabilities. It was recommended by my Grandson's Speech/language therapist. You might browse the sight and see what you think is appropriate for your son. It isn't a book site per se, but it does have some books, especially workbooks. I've bought several items from the site and found them very useful. If you would like any more information on how I addressed my grandsons language disorder just PM me. I'll be happy to help. He's come a long, long way. Just 3 years ago he was hardly speaking and what language he did have was all jumbled up. I'm now teaching him formal grammar! He's speaking a mile a minute and every week I see an improvement with his semantics, syntax and vocabulary. He only had the opportunity for 5 months of speech/language therapy when he was 4 yrs old, so we've had to do it on our own.

Here's the link and good luck:

http://www.superduperinc.com/products/view.aspx?pid=TPX29301

 

Elona