ERIC Number: ED055384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Speech and Hearing Services in Exemplary Early Childhood Education Centers. Vol. 1, No. 3.
Described is a projected program involving team teaching for speech clinician and classroom teacher to meet needs of children with communication problems in early childhood education centers. It is explained that the speech clinician will be present in the regular classroom for a given period of time to implement diagnosing and remediation of communication disorders of children. Speech improvement structure is described as modified block or intensive cycle scheduling plan, with speech development and speech modification theory added to regular curriculum. Implementation and advantages of the combined program from viewpoints of training coordinator, teacher, speech clinician, children, and parents are then presented. Advantages for training coordinator discussed are program and curriculum planning, scheduling, equipment and materials, staff training, and parent information. Advantage for classroom teacher is said to be in the team effort to meet children's needs. The speech clinician's main advantage is explained as being a part of the children's everyday experience. The children are thought to benefit from having no separation out of those having communication disorders, while parents are said to benefit by improved speech performance of their children. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Dept. of Special Education.