ERIC Number: ED101519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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The Language Disordered Child: A New Look at Theory and Treatment.
Fraser, G. M.; Blockley, J.
Presented are three papers, written over a period of 2 and a half years (1971-72) which describe the evolution of a treatment for language disordered children based on work at the Braidwood Audiology Unit (London). In the first paper results of diagnostic psychological tests administered to approximately 500 language disordered and hearing impaired children are related to writing on the nature of language by psycholinguists and philosophers. Described is the application with a 6-year-old boy of a nonverbal program which improved expressive language by concentrating on perceptual development. Explored in the second paper is the relationship between conceptual form and language, and considered are various definitions of the nature of language. The third paper deals with the relationship between perception and speech, focusing on the treatment of two language disordered brothers (2- and 3-years-old). (LS)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Philosophy, Exceptional Child Education, Exceptional Child Research, Hearing Impairments, Language Handicaps, Language Programs, Learning Disabilities, Nonverbal Learning, Perceptual Development, Theories
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)