22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on 27 November 2000
This is one of the few publications on early communication development which actually manages to succesfully combine practical knowledge and experience with theoretical findings. With a host of practical suggestions for observation, assessment and intervention with pre-verbal children, this is a useful book for teachers, Speech & Language Therapists and others working with adults and children in a range of setting. There is a useful description of the PVCS (PreVerbal Communication Schedule) - on of teh most widely used preverbal assessments. There is also information on the Pragamatics Profile, Affective Communication Assessment and Early Communication Assessment. In addition to in-depth discussion on pre-intentional and early formal communication skills, the second edition of this book goes further to provide suggestions for development of early concepts and language functions. After reading this, I found that my approach to developing preverbal children's communication changed...for the better. An inexpensive but highly useful book.