Top Speech and Communication Difficulties Books - Reviews of the Best Books for Parents of Children with Speech Issues

Author interviews and book reviews of my top recommendations for the best books for speech and communication.

When your child is slow to talk or has trouble pronouncing words, it can be very worrying. Here are some practical books to help you work with your child on their speech, plus find some reassurance and encouragement.

Look WHo is Talking Look Who's Talking
by Laura Dyer
A wonderful resource for parents who have questions about their child's speech. Laura Dyer, a speech-language therapist with a master's degree in communications disorders, has written a book that is well researched, easy to use and full of practical advice.
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The Late Talker: What to Do If Your Child Isn't Talking Yet
by Marilyn Agin, Lisa Geng, and Malcolm Nicholl
An excellent guide for parents who have concerns over their child's delayed speech. Expert advice from a pediatrician who worked in the field of Early Intervention and a parent activist.
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Beyond Baby TalkBeyond Baby Talk
by Julie J. Masterson Phd, Kenn Apel Phd, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Help your child develop the communication skills they need. This informed book provides information on language development, environmental impacts, and language problems in young children. Parents of children with delayed speech or language problems will find it helpful in understanding the various issues and possible solutions.
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Childhood SpeechChildhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems
by Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi
This is a most comprehensive overview of communication disorders and treatment in children. It is a great resource for parents looking for an well developed introduction and discussion of speech, language, and even listening problems in young children.
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Communicate With Your Child
By James D. MacDonald & Barbara Mitchell
These gentle recommendations for encouraging your child to communicate are useful for all parents of children with delayed speech.
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