ERIC Number: EJ1035466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
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Approaching Early Grammatical Intervention from a Sentence-Focused Framework
Hadley, Pamela A.
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, v45 n2 p110-116 Apr 2014
Purpose: In this response to Kamhi (2014), a sentence-focused framework is presented to help clinicians select treatment targets as part of a comprehensive approach to early grammatical intervention. Method: The literature on the relationship between lexical verbs, sentence structure, and tense/agreement morphemes is reviewed, and developmental expectations are summarized for each. Conclusion: Given that the sentence is the basic unit of grammar, the author concludes that early grammatical intervention should promote sentence development for young children at risk for language disorders. Recommendations for selecting and facilitating grammatical objectives in early childhood are provided.
Descriptors: Grammar, Early Intervention, Sentences, Verbs, Sentence Structure, Morphemes, Young Children, At Risk Persons, Language Impairments, Expectation, Language Acquisition
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