ERIC Number: ED164106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Mainstreaming Preschoolers: Children with Speech and Language Impairments. A Guide for Teachers, Parents, and Others Who Work with Speech and Language Impaired Preschoolers.
Liebergott, Jacqueline; And Others
This guide to mainstreaming preschoolers with speech and language impairments is one of a series of eight manuals on mainstreaming preschoolers developed by Project Head Start. The guide is addressed to parents, teachers and other professionals and paraprofessionals. Chapter I presents information on the meaning, benefits and implementation of mainstreaming. The role of the teacher in mainstreaming is discussed, and possible resources she can tap for assistance with a handicapped child are listed. Chapter II describes various speech and language impairments (stuttering, chronic voice disorders and articulation problems), commonly associated handicaps, and ways to identify them in young children. Information on distinguishing between true speech and language impairments and simple differences in children's speech for referral purposes is included. Chapter III contains detailed information on the normal development of communication skills and explains how various communication disorders can affect the cognitive, social, motor, and communicative functioning, and the development of self-concept in 3- to 5-year-olds. Chapter IV focuses on planning, arranging classrooms and teaching mainstreamed children with speech/language impairments. Chapters V through VII describe parent-teacher cooperation and professional sources of help. Notes on diagnosis and screening are appended. (CM)
Descriptors: Articulation Impairments, Child Development, Handicapped Children, Instructional Materials, Language Handicaps, Learning Activities, Mainstreaming, Parent Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Speech Handicaps, Teacher Role, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 017-092-00033-2, $3.75)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Contract Research Corp., Belmont, MA.