ERIC Number: ED187063
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Cross-Categorical Programming for the Language Impaired/Hearing Impaired in a Rural Setting.
Cole, Martha; Heinrich, Valerie Joswick
A program was developed to provide for generalization training for two groups of language delayed children (N=11), ages 5 to 11, being served in two self contained special education classrooms. The program consisted of three components: teaching the target language construction in a controlled classroom setting, evaluation of language generalization on field experiences, and training parents to conduct language probes for checking language generalization in the home. In summary, the parent probes had two effects. Not only did they give data on the extent of generalization of language, but they positively affected the parents' understanding of language and its importance to their children. The field experiences had a positive effect on the development of language in program children. The cross-categorical nature of the language training was an effective means of language training. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session W-77).