ERIC Number: ED392221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Classroom Collaborative Strategy Designed To Improve Oral Motor Skill Deficits in Developmentally Delayed Pre-Kindergarten Students.
Hoffman, Lorri J.
This practicum report describes the design and implementation of an oral motor program to increase the verbal communication skills of seven pre-kindergarten children with developmental delays, including hypotonia in oral motor development with moderate to severe articulation difficulties. Collaborative planning by the pre-kindergarten special education teacher and a speech and language pathologist formulated activities to promote oral motor development. The target group completed an oral motor exercise activity daily for 12 weeks. The program's objective was for 70 percent of the target group to achieve a 70 percent proficiency score on oral volitional jaw, lip, and tongue movements; multisyllabic words; and diadochokinetic tasks. Comparison of pre- and post-test performance indicated the target group met program objectives with a post-test score average of 73 percent; the outcomes enabled the target group to become better verbal communicators. Appendices include the pre- and post-test of oral motor skill development and the daily record sheet to track progress. (Contains 14 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Articulation Impairments, Communication Skills, Cooperative Planning, Delayed Speech, Developmental Delays, Educational Cooperation, Interprofessional Relationship, Outcomes of Treatment, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Skill Development, Speech Language Pathology, Speech Therapy, Verbal Communication
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Teacher Collaboration
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.