Language Intervention in the Classroom, 1st Edition

  • Donna D. Merritt, Ph.D. Speech-Pathologist. Instructor of Communication Sciences, Univ. of Connecticut
  • Barbara Culatta, Ph.D. Professor Detp. of Communicative Disorders, Univ. of Rhode Island
  • ISBN-10: 1565936191  |  ISBN-13: 9781565936195
  • 465 Pages
  • © 1998 | Published
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The national trend emphasized collaborative intervention within general education classrooms, where the impaired student can engage in extensive and meaningful verbal interactions with peers and teachers on a more regular basis. The need to integrate teachers, speech-language pathologists, and other school specialists in using the classroom context has given rise to the need for a written resource to use in combining the collaborative process with decision -making. This long-awaited book, an outgrowth of inservice training programs on collaborative language intervention, fills that need.

Features and Benefits

  • Exemplifies best practices in addressing the needs of children with language and learing disabilities (LLD's) in classroom contexts.
  • Written by leaders in the field who show readers how excellence in teaching can be achieved using thematicbased instruction and a collaborative intervention approach.
  • Includes real-life stories of students with LLD's as examples.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Nickola Wolf Nelson, Ph.D. Language and School Success: Collaborative Challenges and Choices. Collaborative Partnerships and Decision Making. Dynamic Assessment, Language Processes, and Curricular Content. Instructional Discourse: A Framework for Learing. Enhancing Comprehension of Discourse. Expository Text: Facilitating Comprehension. Narratives: Implementing a Discourse Framework. Mathematics: An Interactive Discourse Approach. Language and Reading: Phonological Connections. Planning and Implementing a Collaborative Thematic Unit: The Pilgrim's Experience. Index.