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Enriching Vocabulary in Secondary Schools

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Enriching Vocabulary in Secondary Schools explores the importance of vocabulary for academic, social, emotional, and employment outcomes. It describes the vulnerability of vocabulary skills in children and adolescents with speech, language, and communication needs (SLCN), and suggests practical ways to support them as they learn.

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SKU: 9781138360402 - 88 Category: Ages: 13 - 18 Author: Victoria Joffe, Hilary Lowe Publisher: Speechmark Page count: 138 ISBN: 9781138360402 Publish date: October 27, 2022

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Enriching Vocabulary in Secondary Schools explores the importance of vocabulary for academic, social, emotional, and employment outcomes. It describes the vulnerability of vocabulary skills in children and adolescents with speech, language, and communication needs (SLCN), and suggests practical ways to support them as they learn.

The book contains a theoretical overview of vocabulary development in children and adolescents, highlighting its impact on both learning and psychosocial functioning, and profiles the vocabulary learning of children with SLCN. It includes a range of programmes, strategies, and resources for vocabulary learning, together with the evidence base and key research underpinning them. Chapters offer a plethora of word-learning activities, ideas, and downloadable resources for implementation in the classroom, small groups, and individually to meet the needs of pupils with differing levels of language and cognitive ability.

An essential resource for speech and language therapists, secondary school teachers, and support staff, this book will give readers a deeper understanding of the significance of language, along with an extensive practical toolkit to help teach and enhance the vocabulary learning of older children and young people.

Victoria L. Joffe is a specialist speech and language therapist and Professor of Speech and Language Therapy and Dean of the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Essex, UK. Victoria is co-editor of the journal Child Language Teaching and Therapy. Victoria’s expertise is in the assessment and intervention of individuals with speech, language, and communication needs across the life span.

Hilary Lowe is a speech and language therapist with a doctorate in vocabulary intervention for adolescents. She has wide-ranging clinical, research, and lecturing experience. Hilary is a contributor to Supporting Adolescents with Language Disorders and the author of Sunny’s Sound Play.