ERIC Number: ED067795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Hey, I Got Sump'n To Tell You, An' It Cool! A Class for Children with Severe Language Disabilities.
Monaco, Joan L.; Zaslow, Elinor L.
Discussed is an experimental demonstration class for children exhibiting severe language disabilities. Staff includes teacher-therapist, classroom aide, psychologist, audiologist, speech and language pathologists, and occupational therapist. A theoretical framework is provided through discussion of phonological, semantic and syntactic aspects of language, and criteria of language development (community living, control of the breath stream, development of an epicritical ear, a monitoring feedback system, and imagery). An inventory of language processes is presented which evaluated semantic, syntactic, auditory, visual, and motor skills, as well as number concepts. Examples are related to illustrate use of diagnostic information in remediation. Explained are general classroom management and teaching techniques such as extreme reduction of auditory stimuli initially and consistent and repetitive linking of experiences and language for those experiences. Specific remedial techniques are suggested for such problems as inability to distinguish two nonverbal sounds, inability to distinguish two inflectional patterns, and inability to distinguish environmental sounds. An illustrative case study of a boy who exhibited impaired language at the phonological, semantic, and syntactic levels is reported. Findings for other students are summarized. (GW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Demonstration Programs, Educational Diagnosis, Exceptional Child Education, Language Handicaps, Language Instruction, Learning Disabilities, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Speech Therapy, Teaching Methods
Dr. Donald A. Celaschi, Acting Director, Special Education Services, Montgomery County Public Schools, 850 North Washington Street, Rockville, Md. 20850
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.