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ERIC Number: ED344401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Facilitating Communication Development in a Language-Disordered Child.
Weintraub, Angela; And Others
This case study of a 3-year-old child with a language disorder describes the content, implementation, and use of a therapy approach integrating the acquisition of language and social-interactive skills. The intervention setting was a preschool for children with severe language impairments located on a university campus, where children and their assigned clinicians participated in one-on-one and group activities. The methods used to enhance the boy's communicative and interactional skills included developing a positive child-clinician relationship, establishing joint attention, responding to communication attempts, assigning meaning to noncommunicative behaviors, establishing communicative routines, and enhancing comprehension. This nonintrusive, facilitative approach allowed success in interacting and increased use of communication. The paper provides a transcript of an interaction between the boy and his clinician, and month-by-month evaluations of the boy's progress. (11 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A