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Educating Latino Preschool Children

Hortencia Kayser
232 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 6 x 9"
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This text is the author’s thoughtful and effective response to preschool educators’ and speech language pathologists’ frustrations in meeting the needs of the Hispanic family. It will be a positive contribution to our understanding of Hispanic families and their children. This text is primarily a literature review, but the majority of people who know Hortencia Kayser, know that she has stories of families that have succeeded through the efforts of practicing bilingual and monolingual clinicians. Evidence based practice is the key-phrase for the profession, but the experiences of clinicians in the field are important examples and contributions to our knowledge of how clinicians can best serve Hispanic clients. The chapters are reader-friendly, with subheadings, valuable tables, photos, side glossaries, brief summaries, resources for further reading and brief case studies as exemplars.

  • Demographics
    Hispanic Preschoolers in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Mexico.
  • Preschool Education
    U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Latin America.
  • Child Development, Communication Disorders and Health Disparities among Hispanic preschoolers in the U.S.
  • Hispanic Family and Child Socializations.
  • Hispanic Beliefs about Disabilities and Play.
  • Screening Growth and Development, Speech and Language, and Cognition in the Spanish-English Speaking Preschooler.
  • Psychological Assessment of Preschoolers.
  • The Assessment Process and Review of Assessment Instruments.
  • Phonology.
  • Morphology.
  • Syntax.
  • Semantics.
  • Pragmatics.
  • Phonological Awareness.
  • Emergent Literacy.
  • Dynamic Assessment.
  • Response to Intervention.
  • Preschool Curricula in the United States and Making it Friendly to Hispanic Preschoolers and Families.
  • Treatment and Alternative Programs for the Hispanic Preschooler with a Communication Disorder.
  • Parent Programs for Children’s Emergent and Early Literacy.
  • Parent Programs in Speech and Language Development.
  • A Needs Assessment in Research.

About The Author

Hortencia Kayser

Hortencia Kayser, Ph.D. is Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO.

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