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The Late Talker

What to Do If Your Child Isn't Talking Yet

Marilyn C. Agin, Lisa F. Geng, and Malcolm J. Nicholl; Foreword by Paula Tallal

St. Martin's Griffin

Every parent eagerly awaits the day his or her child will speak for the first time. For millions of mothers and fathers, however, anticipation turns to anxiety when those initial, all-important words are a long time coming. Many worried parents are reassured that their child is "just a late talker," but unfortunately, that is not always the case. Balanced with a mother's perspective and an acclaimed doctor's experience, this book gives parents advice on:
*Finding the right therapy and therapist
*Negotiating with school boards, teachers, and language specialists
*Speech exercises to do at home with a child.
The Late Talker is the first book of its kind, providing effective, practical answers to the questions every concerned parent asks.

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Praise for The Late Talker

"This gem of a book provides useful, field-tested advice . . . offering comfort and counsel for the anxious parent."
--Richard D. Lavoie, M.S., M.Ed., visiting professor at Simmons College, former director of the Riverview School, and producer of The F.A.T. City Video

"Full of terrifically practical and encouraging information . . . Everyone on the team helping your late-talking child will benefit from reading this book."
--Martha R. Herbert, M.D., Ph.D., pediatric neurologist, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

"This book offers reassuring and realistic advice . . . Armed with this knowledge, both parents and professionals alike will be able to help late talkers find their voice."
--ADVANCE Magazine

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Marilyn C. Agin, Lisa F. Geng, and Malcolm J. Nicholl; Foreword by Paula Tallal

  • Marilyn Agin, M.D. has a master's degree in Communication Disorders and was a practicing speech pathologist; she is board certified in Pediatrics and Rehabilitation. Dr. Agin is the Medical Director of the Early Intervention Program for New York City--the biggest program of its kind in the country. She also treats developmentally disabled children in a clinic setting and does private neurodevelopmental evaulations for children of all ages.

    Lisa Geng is the mother of two "late talkers" and the founder and president of Children's Apraxia Network, a non-profit organization for children with neurologically-based language disorders. Lisa also founded CHERAB, a nonprofit foundation for parents and professionals working together to provide support and information for parents of children with speech challenges and/or apraxia.

    Malcolm J. Nicholl is a former international journalist whose career included a two year position as Belfast bureau chief for the London Daily Mirror. He has written extensively on nutrition and education subjects.
  • Lisa F. Geng
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The Late Talker

What to Do If Your Child Isn't Talking Yet

Marilyn C. Agin, Lisa F. Geng, and Malcolm J. Nicholl; Foreword by Paula Tallal

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St. Martin's Griffin

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