Language Intervention Strategies Comparisons are drawn between natural language learning and language intervention concerning content, sequencing, pacing, reinforcement, and context. The Lockean and Rousseauean philosophies of intervention as respective precursers of behaviorism and psychosociolinguistic orientations are compared. Six specific intervention strategies are presented in terms of basic principles, underlying assumptions, applications, and limitations. ... Research Article
Research Article  |   April 01, 1977
Language Intervention Strategies
 
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  • John R. Muma is visiting professor, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Southern Illinois University, 1003 Communications Building, Carbondale, Illinois 62901. Requests for reprints may be sent to him there.
    John R. Muma is visiting professor, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Southern Illinois University, 1003 Communications Building, Carbondale, Illinois 62901. Requests for reprints may be sent to him there.×
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Research Article   |   April 01, 1977
Language Intervention Strategies
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1977, Vol. 8, 107-125. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0802.107
History: Received August 15, 1975 , Accepted May 26, 1976
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1977, Vol. 8, 107-125. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0802.107
History: Received August 15, 1975; Accepted May 26, 1976

Comparisons are drawn between natural language learning and language intervention concerning content, sequencing, pacing, reinforcement, and context. The Lockean and Rousseauean philosophies of intervention as respective precursers of behaviorism and psychosociolinguistic orientations are compared. Six specific intervention strategies are presented in terms of basic principles, underlying assumptions, applications, and limitations. The six strategies are first-language learning, second-language learning, intermodality transfer, language rehabilitation, systematic extension of available repertoire, and spontaneous exploration and variation of available verbal repertoire.

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