ERIC Number: ED041412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
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A Functional Analysis Approach to Speech and Language.
Girardeau, Frederic L., Ed.; Spradlin, Joseph E., Ed.
Theory and laboratory research in operant behavior are applied to clinical practice in speech pathology. Introductory material summarizes the principles of operant conditioning as related to speech therapy. Clinical application is presented in the following areas: reinforcing properties of a television presented listener; reduction of reading and speaking rates; stimulus control of phoneme articulation; increase of functional speech by a brain-injured child; establishing and maintaining echoic speech by a nonverbal child; and deceleration of inappropriate vocal behavior by a hard of hearing child. A concluding chapter deals with implications of a functional approach to speech pathology and audiology. (JB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Behavior Change, Exceptional Child Research, Hearing Impairments, Minimal Brain Dysfunction, Operant Conditioning, Reinforcement, Speech Handicaps, Speech Pathology, Speech Therapy, Television
Asha Monographs, American Speech and Hearing Association, 9030 Old Georgetown Road, Washington, D.C. 20014 ($4.00)
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Authoring Institution: American Speech and Hearing Association, Washington, DC.