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ERIC Number: ED417910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Pages: 9
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A Collaborative Computerized Language Training Project between Gonzaga University and St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute.
Harrison, Suzanne; Gimbel, Julie Fisher
This paper describes a professional and institutional partnership formed to facilitate access to Fast ForWord, a computerized approach to receptive language and auditory processing remediation. The program works best for children aged 4-14 with such classifications as communication handicapped (receptive-expressive language impairments), dyslexia, language-learning disabled, sensory integration deficit, or central auditory processing disorder. Fast ForWord provides exercises in temporal sequencing, building rate of processing, and other speech and language skills with the goal of increasing an individual's rate of auditory processing. Two professionals from Gonzaga University (Washington) and St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute formed a partnership to address funding and technology problems impeding access to Fast ForWord. Through their collaboration, two learning-language impaired children received Fast ForWord training for 8 weeks as an alternative to traditional speech/language therapy. Pretest and posttest scores demonstrate the children's progress. In order to overcome costs and computer access obstacles in using the program, school districts could form contractual partnerships with community agencies, particularly in low-income, isolated rural areas. Contains 24 references. (SAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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