This title covers the principles and practice of pragmatics. It offers an opportunity to explore this subject with confidence and to plan intervention programmes for effective management. – Practical pragmatic teaching activities to develop communication skills. – Assessment and diagnostic measures are provided which, together with many activity ideas, make this an essential resource. – Includes a photocopiable client-centred assessment form, photocopiable child and client information sheets and a list of characteristics of pragmatic dysfunction. – A welcome addition to the materials available to professionals planning therapy and teaching programmes using this approach.