Systematic Modification of Parental Input to Train Language Symbols This study attempted to maximize environmental language learning for four hearing-impaired children. The children's mothers were systematically trained to present specific language symbols to their children at home. An increase in meaningful use of these words was observed during therapy sessions. In addition, as the mothers began to generalize the ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1981
Systematic Modification of Parental Input to Train Language Symbols
 
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  • Barbara Culatta is an Assistant Professor in Special Education and Donna Horn is a doctoral student in Psychology, both at the University of Kentucky. Requests for reprints should be sent to the Department of Special Education, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506.
    Barbara Culatta is an Assistant Professor in Special Education and Donna Horn is a doctoral student in Psychology, both at the University of Kentucky. Requests for reprints should be sent to the Department of Special Education, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506.×
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Research Article   |   January 01, 1981
Systematic Modification of Parental Input to Train Language Symbols
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1981, Vol. 12, 4-12. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1201.04
History: Received August 13, 1979 , Accepted March 24, 1980
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1981, Vol. 12, 4-12. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1201.04
History: Received August 13, 1979; Accepted March 24, 1980

This study attempted to maximize environmental language learning for four hearing-impaired children. The children's mothers were systematically trained to present specific language symbols to their children at home. An increase in meaningful use of these words was observed during therapy sessions. In addition, as the mothers began to generalize the language exposure strategies, an increase was observed in the children's use of words not specifically identified by the clinician as targets.

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