ERIC Number: EJ434496
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Using Verbal Scaffolding to Facilitate Conversational Participation and Language Acquisition in Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Kirchner, Diane M.
Journal of Childhood Communication Disorders, v14 n1 p81-98 1991
This article describes a discourse-based language intervention strategy in which children with pervasive developmental disorders are taught to make use of prior linguistic context to participate verbally in structured, interactive dialogues. The paper also describes the use of behavioral methodologies, especially milieu therapies, and the need for repetition and imitation. (JDD)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Communication Disorders, Connected Discourse, Context Clues, Dialogs (Language), Interaction, Interpersonal Communication, Intervention, Language Handicaps, Milieu Therapy, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Student Participation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Note: Theme Issue: Pragmatic Perspectives: Contemporary Assessment and Intervention Issues for Language Impaired Children.