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ERIC Number: ED256119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Requesting Clarification: The Neglected Aspect of Listening.
Kidder, Jean
Learning disabled children fail to ask for clarification when they do not understand a speaker's message. Failure is due to factors inherent in the children themselves, such as difficulty with question forms, inability to monitor comprehension, and fear as well as poor instructional techniques. Specific teaching strategies can help improve the ability to request clarification by increasing students' facility with question forms and focusing on referential communication tasks, especially in conjunction with modeling and purposefully giving ambiguous directions. In addition, students need opportunities for practice. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (22nd, San Francisco, CA, February 20-23, 1985).