ERIC Number: ED264700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Toward an Understanding of Language Symptomatology of Visually-Impaired Children.
Prizant, Barry M.
The paper examines theoretical issues regarding the symptomatology of echolalia in the language of visually impaired children. Literature on echolalia is reviewed from a variety of perspectives and clinical work and research with visual impairment and with autism is discussed. Problems of definition are cited, and explanations for occurrence of immediate and delayed echolalia in visually impaired children are offered. Consideration of the role of verbal repetition in language acquisition suggests qualitative differences in language acquisition of echolalic visually impaired children compared to normal children. A discussion of individual differences in language acquisition is followed by an analysis of the possible relationship between visual impairment and echolalia. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Sykanda, A.M., Ed.; And Others. Insight in Sight: Proceedings of the Conference on the Visually Impaired Child (5th, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 18-20, 1984). For proceedings, see ED 260 566.