ERIC Number: ED144271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr-30
Reference Count: 0
Implementation of a Speech Improvement Program at the Kindergarten Level.
Green, Robert A.
Evaluated was a speech improvement program for kindergarten students in which speech improvement lessons were summarized for teachers, and the services of itinerant speech therapists were shared by classroom teachers. Teacher and therapist agreed upon specific speech lessons which were conducted on a weekly basis. Program development involved speech therapist and teacher inservice and observations, an inventory of program materials, formative and summative evaluations, and a monitoring of monthly and annual enrollment data. A reduction in the need for speech therapy in the first grade was noted in the following fall. Teachers and therapists expressed positive reactions to the program and additional benefits included increased reading readiness skills. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Note: Introductory Practicum, Nova University ; Some parts may be marginally legible due to print quality of the original