ERIC Number: ED204928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Suggestopedia and Its Application to the Education of Children with Learning Disabilities.
Brownlee, Phyllis Perdew
The author examines literature and research relating to the use of suggestopedia, suggestive-accelerative learning and teaching--SALT, with learning disabled children. Chapter I introduces the topic of suggestopedia with definitions of related terminology, and information on the purpose, significance, and limitations of the study to investigate why, how, and under what circumstances G. Lozanov's technique of suggestopedia can be used with the learning disabled population. A review of the literature is covered in Chapter II which covers research results, experiments, and studies using suggestopedia; an example of the Lozanov method; and SALT--the American Adaptation of the Lozanov Method. Specific cases in the applications of SALT to learning disabilities, including tutoring, ninth grade reading and mathematics, retention of unknown words, and remedial reading, are addressed in Chapter IV. Chapter V considers stuides related to some of the components of suggestopedia/SALT (stress, relaxation therapy, biofeedback, imagery, self esteem, self statements and suggestions, and whole brain learning). Hypnosis, hypnotherapy, academic achievement, and suggestopedia are discussed in Chapter VI; while Chapter VII describes teacher characteristics and the training of teachers in suggestopedia. Chapter VIII points out research needs for the future. A final chapter provides a summary and concluding remarks. It is the author's contention that suggestopedia and similar techniques can be used to help distinguish learning disabled from nondisabled and suggestopedia or techniques similar to components of suggestopedia can and should be used more widely by teachers of children with learning disabilities as well as in the regular classroom. Appended are a description of physical and mental exercises, schedules, lists, and a sample lesson diagram. (SB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Biofeedback; Lozanov Method; Suggestopedia
Note: Master's Thesis, Marquette University.