ERIC Number: ED335860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Access by Young Handicapped Persons to Communication and Language. Guides for Special Education No. 5.
This guide is designed to help teachers and parents help handicapped children to acquire the mechanics of language and develop ways of communicating with others. The text covers: (1) establishing objectives for language mastery; (2) birth and development of language; (3) contributions and limitations of the child's environmental context; (4) specific handicaps, such as visual, auditory, and central nervous system; (5) speech production; (6) sign language and graphic symbols communication; (7) use of nonverbal communication; (8) electronic and computerized aids to speech; (9) evaluation methods and tools; (10) general principles of language-development aid; (11) perceptive and psychomotor aid; (12) daily language practice; (13) speaking to children; and (14) getting children to speak. A bibliography lists approximately 40 items in English, French, and Spanish. (JDD)
Descriptors: Communication Aids (for Disabled), Communication Skills, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Influences, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition, Language Handicaps, Nonverbal Communication, Sign Language, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).