ERIC Number: ED195084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Language-Deviant Children to Generalize Newly Taught Language: A Socio-Ecological Approach. Volume I. Final Report.
Schiefelbusch, R. L.; Rogers-Warren, Ann
The report examines longitudinal research on language generalization in natural environments of 32 severely retarded, moderately retarded, and mildly language delayed preschool children. All Ss received language training on one of two programs and Ss' speech samples in a natural environment were collected and analyzed for evidence of generalization from training. Reliability measures are detailed. Results of the longitudinal analysis for each S are presented along with graphs of structure generalization, complexity, and rate code data. Specific results of the two programs (that of Guess, Sailor, and Baer with severely speech deficient children and of Stremel and Waryas with mildly deficient Ss) are charted. Among conclusions noted are that language training had a positive effect on language skills of all Ss; across Ss and specific structures, rates of generalized use varied widely with no specific criteria for sufficient generalization. Implications for language training are discussed, such as the importance of focusing on functional language and of a supportive setting. Final sections review ecological descriptive studies, experimental analyses, and environmental intervention studies. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Bureau of Child Research.
Note: Print on some graphs is marginally legible. For related document, see EC 130 862.