ERIC Number: EJ1035469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
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Improving Clinical Practices for Children with Language and Learning Disorders
Kamhi, Alan G.
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, v45 n2 p92-103 Apr 2014
Purpose: This lead article of the Clinical Forum addresses some of the gaps that exist between clinical practice and current knowledge about instructional factors that influence learning and language development. Method: Topics reviewed and discussed include principles of learning, generalization, treatment intensity, processing interventions, components of language therapy, grammar goals, and goal prioritization for students with language and learning difficulties. Conclusion: The gaps that exist between current knowledge about learning, language development, and clinical practice often do not receive as much attention as the gaps in the evidence base that addresses the efficacy and effectiveness of language intervention practices and service delivery models. Fortunately, clinicians do not have to wait for future intervention studies to apply their knowledge of learning and language development to clinical practices.
Descriptors: Children, Language Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Theory Practice Relationship, Learning, Generalization, Therapy, Intervention, Grammar, Goal Orientation, Language Acquisition, Speech Language Pathology, Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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