This book is intended for use by therapists, nursery nurses, care officers, teachers and other people working with young children. Based on a series of courses organized by the National Hospital's College of Speech Sciences, London, this book comprises ten contributions written by experts in the field of children's communication disorders. The topics covered range from stammering and hearing to emotional and behavioural problems. The practical content includes descriptions of published language programmes. There are suggestions for activities to carry out in the classroom or at home, to encourage language development. It also emphasizes the importance of parent-professional collaboration and contains information for parents.