ERIC Number: EJ885273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: Pulling Language-Based Learning Disabilities out of the Drifting Snow
Wallach, Geraldine P.
Topics in Language Disorders, v30 n1 p6-14 Jan-Mar 2010
In this article, the visual metaphor of drifting snow is used as a reminder of past and current practices in language-learning disabilities that sometimes keep professionals frozen in time. Continuing with metaphoric images, readers are reminded to evaluate their intervention choices, question popular but outdated concepts, and examine real classroom requirements faced by students with language-learning disabilities. Taking an optimistic turn, ideas are presented that pave the way for implementing literacy and curriculum-focused intervention that is effective and strategic. Changing familiar patterns of practice may be difficult, but the time has come to take the path less traveled.
Descriptors: Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Language Impairments, Figurative Language, Teaching Methods, Student Needs, Special Needs Students, Literacy Education, Curriculum Development
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