ERIC Number: ED076232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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A Language Program for the Nonlanguage Child.
Gray, Burl B.; Ryan, Bruce P.
This book, written for students, teachers (clinicians), and researchers, presents a behavioral interpretation of language, a resultant teaching strategy, and data from eight years of experience with the method. The first chapter of the book presents a behavioral description of the critical concepts involved in language training and puts forth a basic teaching strategy called programmed conditioning. Chapters Two and Three elaborate upon the basic structure of programmed conditioning and develop a total language training strategy. This includes a detailed description of the entire teaching protocol. Chapter Four presents the data and findings of eight years of work on programmed conditioning for language. In this chapter the authors present results of their work with a cross section of language disorders. In Chapter Five some philosophical and speculative discussions about the nature and the development of language are presented. A basic behavioral model to explain the acquisition of language in an effort to promote critical research in this vital area is offered, and some directions for the future study of language acquisition and training are suggested. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Books, Children, Conditioning, Educational Strategies, Language Acquisition, Language Instruction, Learning Theories, Linguistic Theory, Patterned Responses, Speech Instruction, Teaching Methods
Research Press, 2613 North Mattis, Champaign, Illinois 61820 ($5.95, paper)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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