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ERIC Number: ED212686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Physical Verbalization: A Motor-Language Based Developmental Program.
Smith, Norma D.
Physical Verbalization (PV) is a program designed to encourage language/speech development by combining movement with appropriate verbal patterns. Using the normal developmental stages of listening/watching, imitating, and initiating, the program allows the child to "play" with standard English in a nonthreatening and rhythmic fashion and to be less intimidated by the language. PV is useful for: (1) children who have demonstrated ability in the use of standard patterns of language and speech; (2) children who have had insufficient exposure in use of the oral communication skills of listening and speaking; and (3) children who show difficulty in attaining anticipated levels and for whom PV can become a diagnostic and remedial process. The program is applicable in English and non-English classes and has been field tested in urban bilingual classes, in inner city schools, and among children with language disorders and learning disabilities. (Author/MJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A