RESOURCES & FAQs

What is the benefit of this series for clinicians, educators and parents?


Schools across the nation are now tasked with providing quality remote-learning programs. Many special education teachers and therapists are facing the challenge of developing effective programs to address the unique needs of students with delayed language development, multiple disabilities, and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Many students are non-verbal and need one-on-one direct instruction with multiple prompts or redirection. Many have attention and behavior deficits and are unable to independently complete most tasks. Even in “normal” times, finding quality evidence-based practice products for this population can be a challenge; however, the abrupt transition to remote learning has made this task even more difficult. The Functional Language at Home and School Series is an evidence-based practice series for children with delayed language skills, intellectual disorders, non-verbal students, and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Functional Language at Home and School Series provides engaging interactive stories filled with functional vocabulary. Due to the repetitive nature of the stories, this series is ideal for emergent readers and for children who use communication devices, as repetitive phrases and sentences can be easily programmed into a communication device. Each story contains vibrant pictures of common objects as well as real objects that the child matches to the vocabulary in the story. The use of real objects provides a visual support for a child with a language delay or a child with autism and makes this series ideal for remote learning and teletherapy, as well as school and home-based therapy. Extension exercises for the school and home settings, in both English and Spanish, are also included in the series. The Functional Language at Home and School Series was created by a speech-language pathologist working in the public school system who understands the challenge of finding evidence-based practice materials to meet the individual needs of students with a variety of disorders. This series is sure to become a staple for any special education teacher or therapist. Visit the Bookstore page for more information and to purchase the series.




What are some ways that a speech-language disorder can affect academic achievement?


According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), more than one million U.S. students receive school-based treatment for speech and language disorders. Speech and language disorders can affect the way children talk, understand, analyze, or process information.

When children experience a speech-language disorder, their learning may be affected. Children who have speech and language disorders often have a hard time keeping up with their peers, despite having normal non-verbal intelligence.

What are some ways in which a speech-language disorder can affect academic achievement?

  • Difficulty understanding and processing verbal information.
  • Difficulty following instructions, especially if the instructions are only given orally and if they contain multiple words and/or steps.
  • Difficulty learning how to read and spell. Research has shown that verbal skills are very influential in developing reading skills.
  • Difficulty understanding social cues: Often children with language disorders have difficulty understanding how to use social cues and may have difficulty interacting with peers.




What are some resources for parents?


Communication is an essential part of life and it starts long before a child begins speaking words. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) provides information regarding speech, language, and hearing development based on age.

Follow the link below to find your child's age and learn about their speech, language, and hearing development.

https://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/chart/

As school districts across the nation begin another school year in the "era of COVID," the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is offering advice for parents of the more than one million U.S. children who receive school-based treatment for speech and language disorders to help their children perform and adjust to new virtual and modified in-person learning environments.

https://www.asha.org/News/2020/How-to-Help-Children-With-Speech-and-Language-Disorders-in-Virtual-and-Modified-In-Person-Classroom-Settings/




Do you accept purchase orders?


Yes, we accept purchase orders from schools, school districts, hospitals, and businesses. After processing your order, we will send you an invoice. Please submit your purchase order via email or fax.
Email: info@communicationenhancements.com
Fax USA/Canada: 832-869-4948

Please note that purchase orders must have an official purchase order number and an authorized signature (i.e., the person responsible for paying the bills). If you are a first-time business customer, we may require credit information prior to processing your order.




Do you offer volume discounts for bulk orders?


If you would like to purchase a book or the book series in bulk for an entire classroom or other group environments, please e-mail us at info@communicationenhancements.com for custom pricing.




Can I place a purchase order over the phone?


Since, we need a signed copy of every purchase order, we are unable to accept them over the phone. To avoid duplication, please email or fax the order to 832-869-4948 (in the US and Canada). Please do not send us the original.