For the vast majority of children acquiring speech and language skills is an effortless process. However there is a sizeable proportion of children for whom this is not true. Difficulties they experience may be associated with other conditions such as cleft palate or hearing loss or they may have no obvious cause. This book provides a comprehensive picture of the difficulties that occur when speech and language does not develop in the young child. Divided into two sections the first focuses on how such children should be identified and assessed. The second section provides specific insights into communication difficulties in different conditions. Each is written by an expert practitioner and is illustrated with specific examples. Based on best clinical practice and research-based evidence it is a practical guide fully referenced for those who wish to develop knowledge further. It is essential reading for all professionals who work with children particularly those who work in community settings.

chapter 1|2 pages

Disorders of gender identity

chapter 2|4 pages

Second opinions

part 1|62 pages

The referral process and screening

chapter 3|4 pages


chapter 4|6 pages


chapter 6|24 pages

Dealing with the differentials

part 2|68 pages

The real life experience

chapter 9|26 pages

Common issues

part 4|26 pages

Surgical treatments for born males

chapter 14|10 pages


chapter 15|12 pages

Genital surgery

part 5|24 pages

Surgical treatments for born females

chapter 17|4 pages


chapter 18|20 pages


part 6|10 pages

Post-operative psychological follow-up

part 7|28 pages

Legal issues

chapter 21|10 pages

The Gender Recognition Act 2004

chapter 22|8 pages

Military service

chapter 23|8 pages

Religious matters

chapter 24|2 pages

Fertility issues

chapter |2 pages

Recent case law

chapter |2 pages