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ERIC Number: ED061225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Pages: 10
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Functional Aspects of Speech Development.
Hopper, Robert
The dynamics of speech communication are discussed. The point is made that a growing child learns what aspects of communication situations make demands upon what can be said. There are at least five aspects of situations to which he must pay particular attention in order to learn these things. These are (1) the people present on the scene, (2) what has been said before, (3) the topic of conversation, (4) the task which is being accomplished, and (5) the physical time-place dimensions in which interaction occurs. Recommendations for helping children to learn these dynamics include: (1) Start simple and move later to complex ideas; (2) Make classroom atmosphere spontaneous; (3) Give the children an opportunity to manipulate situations and see the results of the manipulation; and (4) Have each classroom contain a heterogeneous mix of students. (CK)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (57th, San Francisco, December 27-30, 1971)