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Book reviews : Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Specific Speech and Language Disorders in Children London: AFASIC, 1987. vii + 379 pp

227 Book reviewsProceedings of the First International Symposium on Specific Speech and Language Disorders in Children London: AFASIC, 1987. vii + 379 pp SAGE Publications, Inc.1988DOI: 10.1177/026565908800400210 Gail Harris-Schmidt Saint Xavier College, 3700 West 103rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60655, USA During the spring of 1987, the Association for All Speech Impaired Children (AFASIC) organized a symposium at the University of Reading to share research and new information in the area of language disorders. The papers of the invited speakers in the plenary sessions were gathered for inclusion in this volume of proceedings. An impressive collection of very current thoughts by outstanding researchers and practitioners in the field of language disorders is the result. The volume is rather loosely divided into six main areas, with a listing of all the contributors to the programmes in the back. The first section, entitled 'The Causes of Language Disorders', includes four very up-to-date papers on neurobiological and cognitive bases for language disorders. The speakers make valiant attempts to supplement the vague term LANGUAGE DISORDERS and then debate the existence of discrete syndromes of language impairment. Problems with the term LANGUAGE DISORDERS are discusssed again in the second section, 'The Characterisation of Speech http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Child Language Teaching and Therapy SAGE

Book reviews : Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Specific Speech and Language Disorders in Children London: AFASIC, 1987. vii + 379 pp

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227 Book reviewsProceedings of the First International Symposium on Specific Speech and Language Disorders in Children London: AFASIC, 1987. vii + 379 pp SAGE Publications, Inc.1988DOI: 10.1177/026565908800400210 Gail Harris-Schmidt Saint Xavier College, 3700 West 103rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60655, USA During the spring of 1987, the Association for All Speech Impaired Children (AFASIC) organized a symposium at the University of Reading to share research and new information in the area of language disorders. The papers of the invited speakers in the plenary sessions were gathered for inclusion in this volume of proceedings. An impressive collection of very current thoughts by outstanding researchers and practitioners in the field of language disorders is the result. The volume is rather loosely divided into six main areas, with a listing of all the contributors to the programmes in the back. The first section, entitled 'The Causes of Language Disorders', includes four very up-to-date papers on neurobiological and cognitive bases for language disorders. The speakers make valiant attempts to supplement the vague term LANGUAGE DISORDERS and then debate the existence of discrete syndromes of language impairment. Problems with the term LANGUAGE DISORDERS are discusssed again in the second section, 'The Characterisation of Speech
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