ERIC Number: ED334787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Developing Preschool Language Classrooms: A Resource Guide for the Speech-Language Pathologist.
Quin, Paul E.; And Others
This text is designed to assist in the replication of a successful classroom-home language intervention program for mildly to moderately language impaired preschool children. The first portion of the manual discusses the rationale and operation of the program. Provided in the second part are sample lesson plans which provide specific examples of the integration of language remediation targets into preschool activities. After an introductory chapter, a literature review examines a pragmatic approach to language intervention in the classroom. Appended to this chapter are resources on pragmatic skills. The next chapter considers the use of space, furniture, and learning materials in the classroom and includes a checklist for arranging and equipping a classroom. Staffing and training in the preschool language classroom are discussed next and samples of school newsletters and forms for training and home visits provided. The next chapter addresses planning and scheduling of language intervention and is followed by a consideration of classroom management with guidelines for managing behavior, and a review of data collection in the classroom. Provided for each lesson plan in Part II is information on language targets, materials, and procedures. References accompany most chapters. (DB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Intervention, Language Acquisition, Language Handicaps, Language Skills, Lesson Plans, Mild Disabilities, Pragmatics, Preschool Education, Program Development, Remedial Instruction, Theories
Communication Skill Builders, 3830 E. Bellevue, P.O. Box 42050, Tucson, AZ 85733 (Catalog No. 7613: $39.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Children's Language Inst., Ludlow, MA.