ERIC Number: ED026798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Lessons for Speech Pathologists. Using the Initial Teaching Alphabet to Improve Articulation.
Designed by speech pathologists for use with preschool children, 54 lessons utilize the Initial Teaching Alphabet (ITA). Beginning with the presentation of a single sound and its ITA symbol, lessons progress systematically through all the symbols; synthesis of the elements into syllables, words, sentences, stories, and general conversation is structured; and the program is graded in difficulty. Materials are provided with the lessons and instructions for the therapists include reference to visual, auditory, and kinesthetic perceptual discrimination. Lessons can be used for either group or individual therapy; each lesson contains activities and a story. Forty-four visual symbols relating to phonemic elements of speech composing the ITA facilitate a multisensory approach to remediation of articulatory disorders. (RP)
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Audiovisual Aids, Auditory Discrimination, Auditory Training, Exceptional Child Education, Initial Teaching Alphabet, Instructional Materials, Kinesthetic Perception, Lesson Plans, Linguistics, Multisensory Learning, Phonemics, Phonetics, Preschool Children, Speech Handicaps, Speech Therapy, Story Reading, Teaching Methods, Visual Stimuli
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN.