ERIC Number: EJ785928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Reference Count: 0
"Who's on First?" Using Sports Trivia Peer Tutoring to Increase Conversational Language
Van Norman, Renee K.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v43 n2 p88-100 Nov 2007
As a growing number of students with disabilities are included within general education environments, it is important to plan ahead for the new and exciting social opportunities they will encounter in these environments. In addition to teaching programs designed to overcome basic communication deficits, it is important to give careful consideration to what students will talk about as they become fully participating members across a variety of new social environments. Students with disabilities often require repeated practice to acquire, generalize, and maintain social communication skills. A structured, reciprocal peer tutoring program can provide students with many opportunities to respond with immediate feedback. When implemented systematically, peer tutoring programs are able to support students as they practice the skills necessary for a conversational exchange. Therefore, this article describes how to create a systematic peer tutoring program with sports trivia content to teach and support social conversational skills for individuals with disabilities.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Peer Teaching, Communication Skills, Tutoring, Feedback (Response), Educational Environment, Social Environment, Athletics, Mainstreaming
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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