July 1964

Speech and Language Delay.

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By R. Ray Battin, PhD and C. Olaf Haug, PhD. Price, $4.50. Pp 71, with 16 illustrations. Charles C Thomas Publisher, 310-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1964.

Am J Dis Child. 1964;108(1):113-114. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1964.02090010115021

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This workbook was written for the parents of children with speech and language delay. It presents in nontechnical language a concrete program which they can follow at home without close professional guidance. Specific activities are described for the development of form perception, coordination, language concepts, perception and production of speech sounds, auditory memory, and vocabulary. Therapy materials such as puzzles, books, records, paints, puppets, flannel boards, and geometric forms are pictured or listed, together with their price and source or directions for construction. A chapter on discipline training discusses the behavioral deviations frequently seen in these children and offers sound advice on their management.

A brief chapter on motivation provides some excellent answers to the question of how to make a child want to talk. A table summarizing normal language and speech development from ages 6 months to 5 years is helpful in determining whether a child is significantly behind

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