ERIC Number: ED079909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
Three Approaches to Speech Retardation. Occasional Paper #8.
Siegel, Gerald M.
Three current research areas (learning theory, interpersonal approach, and psycholinguistics) related to delayed speech in children are significant for speech pathologists. Learning theory classifies stimulus events that cause a child to develop a body of verbal behavior and suggests ways of organizing thearapy. The interpersonal approach emphasizes speaker-listener interaction and indicates methods for modeling communication disorders. Psycholinguistics is promising for the identification of behavioral units in both learning theory and the interpersonal approach. Greater understanding of children's delayed language problems may be obtained through attention to the intersecting points of the three approaches, as linguistics can identify what is or is not learned, learning theory emphasizes how learning occurs, and interpersonal orientation encompasses the learning situation. (MC)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research, Development, and Demonstration Center in Education of Handicapped Children.