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ERIC Number: ED084060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Educational Model for Planned Intervention in Language Development.
Damron, Rex; Engelhardt, Ken
A program of planned intervention to facilitate language growth in kindergarten children at Cheyenne Eagle Butte was conducted during the 1970-71 school year. The study sample consisted of the students in 2 kindergarten classes, one considered low and one considered high, as judged by family economic background, Headstart experience, and educational advantage. The low group was the experimental group, while a kindergarten class in another school and the high group were control groups. Two interns in the Teacher Corps Project, both Indians, administered tests to the students. The instruments used were the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test and the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities. The test results were analyzed and individual student profiles were formulated. The program of planned intervention was then implemented, building on the child's strengths while concomitantly remediating his deficits. The major conclusion was that the psycholinguistic method was significantly better at teaching the specified set of skills to the specified set of children and that the usefulness of this model of teaching is a framework for diagnosing and remedying educational deficits of Sioux Indian children. A case study of a child in the experimental group was also presented. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Black Hills State Coll., Spearfish, SD.