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ERIC Number: ED203277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Utilizing Oral-Motor Feedback in Auditory Conceptualization.
Howard, Marilyn
The Auditory Discrimination in Depth (ADD) program, an oral-motor approach to beginning reading instruction, trains first grade children in auditory skills by a process in which language and oral-motor feedback are used to integrate auditory properties with visual properties. This emphasis of the ADD program makes the child's perceptual observations more meaningful, and it trains children to give selective attention, to rely on more than visual helps, to note important characteristics, to be able to dismiss unimportant characteristics, to be capable of self-checking, and to see themselves as in control of their learning. The ADD techniques are designed to be used with Socratic dialogue (questioning) in homogeneous groups in a classroom setting. Steps of the program include conducting oral-motor activities in auditory awareness (applying labels based on the physical properties of the mouth action of language sounds), questioning behaviors by teachers that help students discriminate sounds, and building a rational framework for categorizing consonant and vowel sounds. (A report of classroom data indicating the success of the ADD program precedes the detailed description of the program.) (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A