ERIC Number: ED240762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Language Training Curriculum for Severely Language-Delayed Preschool and Primary-Grade Children. Final Report. Volume I: Project Evaluation, Overview, and Activities.
Conant, Susan; Budoff, Milton
The report presents findings of a 3-year investigation of a language intervention program for young children (3-6 years old) with serious language disabilities. The model features a communication game approach to teach linguistic elements through stress on meaningful conversation. An initial chapter describes project aims and accomplishments and discusses its theoretical underpinnings. Chapter 2 describes the intervention program in greater detail, with consideration of the rationale and procedures involved in the communication game approach, the model's three levels of increasing complexity, and examples of game formats used. An evaluation chapter first addresses methodological options and then describes sample selection procedures for the field testing. Following a review of data collection procedures, chapter 5 presents results in terms of background variables and analysis of spontaneous speech samples. Case studies illustrate the communication game approach. Concluding chapters address practitioner training needs, provide observations and suggestions regarding program implementation, and summarize conclusions and recommendations. Appended materials includes forms and a parents' guide to communication games. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Inst. for Educational Problems, Cambridge, MA.
Note: Parts are marginally legible. For Volume II, see EC 161 826.