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Everybody Needs a Turn: A Book for Brothers and Sisters of Children With Speech and Language Disorders
Everybody Needs a Turn: A Book for Brothers and Sisters of Children With Speech and Language Disorders
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It’s no fun when you have to wait. And Hanna has to wait for her little brother Peter a lot. She waits at the speech-language pathologist’s office, at story time—will it ever be her turn?
 
Many brothers and sisters of children with a speech-language disorder have a hard time understanding why their sibling is getting extra attention. It’s no surprise when they feel left out.  
 
This engaging story shows how Hanna, with a little help, learns to understand her feelings and find a way for both Peter and her to have their turn. The endearing illustrations bring the story to life and make this a warm and accessible story for sharing at bedtime—or anytime.  
 
This book can be used by parents, speech-language pathologists, and educators as a springboard for more conversations. It includes a section of helpful and practical communication tips for the whole family. Discussion starters help children understand and communicate their feelings.  
 
8 ½ x 11 inches, 24 pages
 
What Others are Saying
 
“Bought this book for my 5 year old daughter to help her understand why so much attention was being given to my 3 year old nonverbal son, who has Autism. We both enjoyed the illustrations and the storyline. The book helped her to understand the concept of turn taking. Highly recommended!”
– Jennifer Bushman
 
“I leave this book in my waiting room at the speech clinic. While waiting for the therapy session to be over, parents have enjoyed reading it to the sibling who is not in therapy. Thank you!”
–Julie DeAngelis M.S. CCC-SLP 
 
“I've worked in pediatrics for the entirety of my career and have seen how the siblings of children with speech and language differences can be impacted. This book is a great resource to have in my tool bag to share with families and help siblings understand their role and value!”
– Elizabeth Algeo, MA, CCC-SLP 
 
“This book is a must-read! It successfully illustrates the impact of a child’s communication difficulties on family life – especially between siblings, and offers many family-led strategies to address this problem.”  
–Kathleen M Farris, MA, CCC-SLP 
 

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Product Information

Item #(s): 0113707
Client Age: Children
Format(s): Books
Language: English
Author: Denise Underkoffler, MA, CCC-SLP; Illustrations by Lindsay Dale-Scott
Publisher: ASHA Press

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