Language Intervention for Grade One Children Small groups of children, identified as having poor listening and attention skills, or as reluctant contributors to oral expression in first grade classes, were stimulated to listen and discuss stories using "listening books" as resource materials. Two experimental studies showed considerable growth in these children's quality and quantity of oral ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1980
Language Intervention for Grade One Children
 
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  • Rachel M. Boyd lectures in Special Education and Language Disabilities at the School of Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Requests for reprints may be sent there.
    Rachel M. Boyd lectures in Special Education and Language Disabilities at the School of Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Requests for reprints may be sent there.×
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Research Article   |   January 01, 1980
Language Intervention for Grade One Children
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1980, Vol. 11, 30-40. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1101.30
History: Received February 9, 1979 , Accepted June 5, 1979
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1980, Vol. 11, 30-40. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1101.30
History: Received February 9, 1979; Accepted June 5, 1979

Small groups of children, identified as having poor listening and attention skills, or as reluctant contributors to oral expression in first grade classes, were stimulated to listen and discuss stories using "listening books" as resource materials. Two experimental studies showed considerable growth in these children's quality and quantity of oral expression and in recall of facts in a story. However, little improvement was observed in the number of syntactic errors, which suggested the need for a structured program to eliminate specific grammatical problems. The contribution of "listening books" as resource materials for first grade children "at risk" in language development is discussed.

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