Late-Talking Children: A Symptom or a Stage? Audiobook, by Stephen M. Camarata Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Stephen M. Camarata Narrator: Dana Hickox Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Audio Length: Release Date: September 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781469062662

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An invaluable guide for parents on late-talking children and their development.

When children are late in hitting developmental milestones, parents worry. And no delay causes more parental anxiety than late talking, which is associated in many parents’ minds with such serious conditions as autism and severe intellectual disability. In fact, as children’s speech expert Stephen Camarata points out in this enlightening book, children are late in beginning to talk for a wide variety of reasons. For some children, late talking may be a symptom of other, more serious problems, however, for many it may simply be a stage with no long-term complications.

Camarata describes in accessible language what science knows about the characteristics and causes of late talking. He explains that today’s greater awareness of autism, as well as the expanded definition of autism as a “spectrum” of symptoms, has increased the chances that a late-talking child will be diagnosed—or misdiagnosed—with autism. But, he reminds us, late talking is only one of a constellation of autism symptoms. Although all autistic children are late talkers, not all late-talking children are autistic.

Camarata draws on more than twenty-five years of professional experience diagnosing and treating late talkers—and on his personal experience of being a late talker himself as well as having a late-talking son. Camarata offers parents valuable guidance on seeking treatment, advising them to get second and third opinions if necessary, and warning them against false diagnoses, unqualified practitioners, and ineffective therapies. He provides information that will help parents navigate the maze of doctors, speech therapists, early childhood services, and special education. He also describes the effect that late talking may have on children’s post-talking learning styles.

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  • “For parents who have a small child who is still not talking, at an age when other children have long since begun to speak, there is no better gift than the new book Late-Talking Children.”

    - American Spectator
  • “In Late-Talking Children, the world’s expert on the syndrome offers good sense, humane advice, and the latest science to such parents—while reminding his fellow scientists that it raises fascinating questions for our understanding of language, genetics, development, and the organization of the human brain.”

    - Steven Pinker, author of The Language Instinct
  • “Professor Stephen Camarata’s new book will be a revelation and a treasure to anxious and puzzled parents of late-talking children. It should also be read by professionals who treat—and sometimes mistreat—late-talking children, as well as by those who set educational and medical policies.”

    - Thomas Sowell, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

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About the Author

Stephen M. Camarata is a professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt School of Medicine.

About the Narrator

Dana Hickox is a Juilliard-trained actor with off-Broadway, regional theater, and network television credits. As a voice-over artist, he has recorded textbooks for Learning Ally’s New York and Washington, DC, units. He has also recorded poetry and children’s stories for the David Black Literary Agency.