ERIC Number: ED096776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Pre-Academic Program for Children Delayed in Oral Communication Skills.
Skarda, Dolores; And Others
The report describes a special 2-year early oral language intervention program designed by a Wisconsin public school system to develop life-oriented, auditory-vocal language skills in language delayed children. Explained are administrative aspects of the program including evolution of the speech and language disabilities department (1940-74), and methods used to secure school administrator and school board support, and to increase community awareness. Discussed in detail are case finding procedures (referrals and screening), the prekindergarten screening program, and the process of individual needs assessment through parent interviews, observation of children, and multidisciplinary team evaluation. The program is analyzed in terms of its philosophy, procedures (such as structuring the auditory environment, reinforcing essential behaviors, and fostering home-school communication), curriculum (emphasizing art, movement, and music activities), professional and paraprofessional staffing, and housing. Use of nine types of audiovisual equipment (such as slides, videotapes, and polaroid cameras) is explained. Evaluation procedures (such as parent interviews and language tests) and results are examined, and an extensive individual case report is presented. Included are a bibliography and appendixes containing forms used for communication with parents and record keeping. (LC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. for Handicapped Children.
Authoring Institution: Appleton Public Schools, WI.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VI