Language Development for the Young Child answers the needs of preschoolers who come from environmentally deprived backgrounds or who have developmental and/or perceptual problems. Instructions for each unit explain how projects address specific needs, and a developmental language assessment form helps to identify initial language levels and to record each child s progress. A series of classroom activities, constructed around familiar concepts such as animals, encourage children to use new words and develop perceptual abilities. This step-by-step workbook suggests ways in which a teacher can integrate a set of classroom activities to reinforce new vocabulary and associations. This versatile text is rich in creative ideas for building preschoolers language skills and can be used to meet the needs of a group or an individual child.