ERIC Number: ED083761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
A Special Study Institute on Oral Language Skills Antecedent to Reading.
DiMichael, Eleanor, Ed.; O'Connor, Gavin, Ed.
Presented are 11 papers given at a study institute on oral language skills antecedent to reading for educators of the speech, hearing, and learning disabled. Doris Johnson, in a paper entitled "Interrelationships Between Auditory Disorders and Higher Levels of Learning", stresses the importance of auditory comprehension for language development. A psychologist's viewpoint is given by Thomas Bever who warns that language cannot be adequately described using a single representational level. Language acquisition development and therapy is the topic of the paper by Lois Bloom, the keynote speaker. Dorothy Sparr reviews existing tests of reading readiness and notes trends for more sophisticated tests and increased individualized instruction. Multi-sensory instructional approaches including television are discussed by Vivian Horner. Visual learning is emphasized by Jack Debes. Bluma Weiner examines approaches to reading instruction in terms of the reading circuit and levels of experience. Reading for meaning is the level of reading behavior and instruction centered on by Phyllis Kornfeld. An instructional system, "The High Intensity Learning Systems-Reading", is described by Joan Hyman who also reports on a study evaluating the program's effectiveness. Norma Rees relates the role of the speech pathologist to the reading process. In the concluding remarks, Mardel Ogilivie encourages the interrelationship of disciplines in language study and development. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau for Physically Handicapped Children.; New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau for Speech Improvement.
Note: Proceedings of Special Study Institute on Oral Language Skills Antecedent to Reading (January 18, 19, 1973, The Herbert Lehman College, Bronx, New York)