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ERIC Number: ED425601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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An Invisible Disability--Language Disorders in High School Students and the Implications for Classroom Teachers.
Patchell, Frederick; Hand, Linda
This paper, written from an Australian perspective, examines the contribution of oral language disorders to the classroom performance of secondary students. Five brief case examples illustrate the effects of language disorders on social competence, ability to follow verbal instructions and routines, ability to cope with a bilingual background, and development of self-esteem. Suggestions for identifying language disorder in high school students are listed under the categories of: (1) problems with speaking and listening, (2) problems with school work, and (3) behavioral problems. Also offered are specific guidelines for modifying teacher talk to assist students with language disorders such as requesting feedback, slowing the rate of presentation, and encouraging students' seeking help and clarification. Suggestions for modifying classroom work to help students with language disorders include ways to make instructions explicit and to ensure that students complete tasks without experiencing failure. (Contains 13 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia