This text, originally published in Italian, is now available in English for your perusal. The authors (Luigi Girolametto, Arianna Bello, Daniela Onofrio, Lorena Remi and Maria Cristina Caselli) are experts in the area of communication development in young children and their extensive research spans the fields of speech-language pathology and developmental psychology.
The text is divided into two parts:
PART ONE General background information
Early identification of 2- to 3-year-old children with language delays
Target population, role of the speech-language pathologist, role of the psychologist, role of the parents
PART TWO The intervention program
First session: How to choose books for very young children
Second session: How to have a conversation during dialogic book reading
Third session: Focused stimulation of target words
Fourth session: Expansions
Fifth session: Beyond the book: Facilitating language throughout the day
Sixth session: Using new technologies for dialogic reading
The book comes with downloadable extra material for professionals and parents.
This text describes an innovative and evidence-based intervention programme which can be used by speech-language pathologists and psychologists with parents of 2 to 3-year-old children with language delays.
Based on the family-centred model, this field-tested programme is divided into 6 sessions that teach parents how to use dialogic reading and focused stimulation to encourage the development of children’s vocabulary and language skills.
The text provides readers with theoretical and practical information for conducting parent-implemented intervention and includes a manual for the clinician as well as six guidebooks for parents (one for each session).
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