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Yoga for Speech-Language Development

Susan E. Longtin and Jessica A. Fitzpatrick, illustrated by Michelle Mozes

Quick Overview

This is the first book to present yogic practices and resources for enhancing speech-language development in young children from birth through to age 12. With easy-to-carry out exercises and demonstrative illustrations throughout, this innovative approach can be used to improve a range of speech-language issues.
Published by Singing Dragon
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Paperback / softback
2017, 9.02in x 5.98in / 229mm x 152mm, 176pp
ISBN: 978-1-84819-258-4
$24.95
Ebook
2017, PDF, 176pp
ISBN: 978-0-85701-205-0
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$24.95

Description

Combining years of experience as certified speech-language pathologists and as qualified yoga teachers, the authors of this pioneering book explain how yoga can be used to aid speech-language development in children up to age 12.

The book includes a range of yoga-based exercises for improving pre-linguistic communication, vocabulary development and motor planning for speech. The text is enriched by illustrations of children in each yoga pose, so no prior experience of yoga is necessary to help children carry out each activity. The book also provides information on using this approach with children with neurodevelopmental and intellectual disabilities, including ADHD and autism.

Reviews

'Yoga for Speech-Language Development shatters the notion that yoga should be reserved as a "quiet time" activity in the early childhood classroom. This is a compelling look at the lyrical, whimsical and playful components of yogic principals and how they can provide the perfect arena for supporting reciprocal and engaging communication with the young child.'
- Peggy Natale, Program Director, SteppingStone Day School

'This wonderful, comprehensive map of speech and language development in children is a beautifully crafted guide with thoughtful, creative ideas and suggestions for using yoga to facilitate communication skills. An artful blend of science, experience and wisdom. I will recommend this inspiring book to my SLP students, to parents and caregivers, and to fellow yogis.'
- Kathy Downing, MA, CCC, Speech-Language Pathologist; Lecturer, Queens College, City University of New York; Prana Yoga Teacher

'This wonderful, practical resource provides a much needed "union" between the practices of speech-language pathology and yoga. Whether it's a quick breathing exercise or yoga pose within a therapy session or a full classroom-based storybook yoga lesson, children are sure to progress in their speech, language, literacy, and pretend play development.'
- Susan Hendler Lederer, PhD, CCC, Professor, Speech-Language Pathologist, Yogi, and Certified Children's Yoga Instructor

'This is a fantastic guide for parents wondering if yoga is right for their children. The authors explain key aspects of child development, and how to make yoga a fun, valuable experience. As a yogi and a mom who practices with my own kids, I am grateful for this "go to" resource.'
- Courtney, yoga practitioner and mom of two

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