Children's Communication Skills : From Birth to Five Years

Children's Communication Skills : From Birth to Five Years

Book Title: Children's Communication Skills : From Birth to Five Years

Author: Helen L. Bee

Format: Paperback | 280 pages

Publication Date: 01 Jun 2003

ISBN-13: 9780415259941

Based on a huge body of research in child language and communication development, Children's Communication Skills uses a clear format to set out the key stages of communication development in babies and young children. Its aim is to increase awareness in professionals working with children of what constitutes human communication and what communication skills to expect at any given stage.


Illustrated throughout with real-life examples, this informative text addresses:




normal development of verbal and non-verbal communication skills
the importance of play in developing these skills
developmental communication problems
bilingualism, cognition and early literacy development
working with parents of children with communication difficulties.


Features designed to make the book an easy source of reference include chapter summaries, age-specific skills tables, sections on warning signs that further help may be needed, and a glossary of key terms. It will be of great use to a wide range of professionals in training or working in health, education and social care.