ERIC Number: ED246612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Pragmatics Generalized to a Special Education Center.
Marks, Susan F.; Casner, Mary W.
This paper discusses the implementation of pragmatic-oriented communication therapy at the Carl Sandburg Elementary Learning Center, a self-contained special education school. The pragmatic orientation emphasizes teaching of the communication process. It is proposed that by teaching an organization of discourse, students become more involved with, and learn to comprehend, the concept of communication. Among the goals of the pragmatic approach used with a group of 11- and 12-year olds were increasing language for specific purposes such as junior high school, and teaching students to intiate communication in a positive manner. Instructions for two activities are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (62nd, Washington, DC, April 23-27, 1984).