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ERIC Number: ED084720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 27
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Activities for Improving Language and Communication Skills in Young Mentally Retarded Children.
Anderson, Joann
Presented are 29 activities for teachers to use in helping young mentally retarded children increase language skills, and included is a language assessment chart. The goal for language development is given to be increase in effectiveness and accuracy in handling both receptive and expressive language. Activities are presented by name or purpose, materials needed, procedure, and in some cases variations. Given are activities for identifying sounds, following directions, playing an animal game, playing a noise game, matching objects or pictures, imitating action, recognizing similarities and differences, and responding to soft and loud sounds. Also offered are activities such as responding to whispered instructions, answering questions posed through the medium of a tape recorder, developing extended conversations, and playing guessing games. Other activities included emphasize categorization, experience with tactile blocks, spatial concepts, breath control, picture recall, dramatic play, a puppet show, and telephone use with real telephones (if possible). Directions accompany the language assessment chart which is designed to be a quickly administered individual evaluation for weekly assessment of 32 skills such as referral to self with pronouns and ability to increase volume of speaking voice. (MC)
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