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ERIC Number: EJ805348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2506
Promoting Humor with Prekindergarten Children with and without Language Impairments in Classroom Settings
Fitzgerald, Karen L.; Craig-Unkefer, Lesley
Young Exceptional Children, v11 n4 p13-25 2008
The promotion of language and social skill development for young children occurs in multiple contexts with a range of empirically validated methods. One specific intervention strategy used to promote language and communication would be to arrange the environment so that it is structured to elicit a range of communicative functions, such as comments, questions, requests, and protests. Another mechanism that has the potential to promote cognitive and linguistic development is the use of humor. The purpose of this article is to describe identified categories of humor and identify practices that use humor to encourage language development in young children. In addition, a comparison of children with and without phonological impairments is presented to identify specific characteristics associated with humor and to illustrate the extent that language impairments affect humor development. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Language: English
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