ERIC Number: EJ952329
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Advances in Early Communication and Language Intervention
Kaiser, Ann P.; Roberts, Megan Y.
Journal of Early Intervention, v33 n4 p298-309 Dec 2011
Learning to communicate using speech and language is a primary developmental task for young children. Delays in the acquisition of language are one of the earliest indicators of developmental deficits that may affect academic and social outcomes for individuals across the life span. In the period since the passage of PL 99-457, significant progress in research related to language intervention has been made in five areas: (a) the social, symbolic, and prelinguistic foundations to spoken language; (b) parent-implemented language interventions; (c) the language foundations for literacy; (d) the relationship between language and social behavior; and (e) the use of augmented and alternative modes of communication. Although there are indications of important advances in the knowledge base of early identification as well as comprehensive and continuous intervention, preparing professionals to provide effective interventions in natural environments continues to be a challenge for the field.
Descriptors: Intervention, Oral Language, Developmental Tasks, Language Acquisition, Early Intervention, Disability Identification, Speech Communication, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Educational Policy, Research and Development, Research Needs, Speech Language Pathology, Professional Development, Educational Needs, Developmental Delays
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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