ERIC Number: ED303014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Tell-A-Phone: A Pragmatic Tool for Speech and Language Intervention.
Brown, Mary C.
"Tell-A-Phone" is a role-play game which involves language-impaired children in executing or answering telephone calls, in order to learn to use language effectively in a social context. The game format establishes a setting for increasing use of skills in the areas of semantics, syntax, morphology, and phonology. The clinician directs or modifies the role-play situation according to the needs of each child. The constant turn-taking interaction allows the clinician to use questions to elicit a correct form, which may then be reinforced. The game is included in a kit which contains an instructional manual, two identical sets of task cards, blank message forms, game board, four game pieces, progress record sheets, and a template for construction of play telephones. The instructional manual contains instructions for two versions of the game (for two to four players in grades 1-6), and student goals and objectives in the areas of short-term memory, verbal fluency, articulation, syntactical language, morphological language, pragmatic language, and semantic language. (JDD)
Descriptors: Articulation Impairments, Communication Skills, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Interaction, Language Usage, Learning Disabilities, Role Playing, Short Term Memory, Teaching Methods, Telephone Usage Instruction
Communication Skill Builders, 3830 E. Bellevue, P.O. Box 42050, Tucson, AZ 85733 ($19.95 without phone, $29.95 with phone; Catalog No. 7244).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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