Challenges of the academic language register for students with language learning disabilities

Elaine Silliman, Louise C Wilkinson

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This chapter focuses on academic language, within a volume providing an update on key issues and research in the clinical application of the speech, language and hearing sciences in both children and adults. Focusing on areas of cutting-edgeresearch, this handbook showcases what we know about communication disorders,and their assessment and treatment. It emphasizes the application of theory to clinical practice. The handbook ends with an integrative section, which examines innovative ways of working across domains to arrive at novel assessment and treatment ideas. It is an important reference work for researchers, students and practitioners working in communication science and speech and language therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Communication Disorders
EditorsRuth Bahr, Elaine Silliman
Place of PublicationOxford, U.K.
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages302
ISBN (Print)978-0415821025, 0415821029
StatePublished - May 8 2015


  • academic language
  • bilingual
  • impairment


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