Sima Gerber, PhD, CCC-SLP

In this presentation, the typical spectrum of challenges that children with language disorders experience in the ability to comprehend and use language will be described. The foundations of a developmental language model will be presented as a framework, which can be used to describe language and communication difficulties from pre-linguistic through more advanced language stages. Videos of typically and atypically developing children will be shown to illustrate the goals and strategies of developmental language intervention and to contrast this approach with more traditional language intervention programs.