Types of Utterances to Avoid When Speaking to Language-Delayed Children Five common types of language utterances that cause confusion for language-delayed children are reviewed in this paper. They are sarcasm, idiomatic expressions, ambiguous statements, indirect requests, and words with multiple meanings. ... Research Article
Research Article  |   April 01, 1981
Types of Utterances to Avoid When Speaking to Language-Delayed Children
 
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  • C. Milton Blue is a Professor of Special Education, University of Georgia, 850 College Station Road, Athens, GA 30610. He is the Area Representative for Speech Pathology in the University-Affiliated Program of the Athens Unit, Georgia Retardation Center.
    C. Milton Blue is a Professor of Special Education, University of Georgia, 850 College Station Road, Athens, GA 30610. He is the Area Representative for Speech Pathology in the University-Affiliated Program of the Athens Unit, Georgia Retardation Center.×
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Research Article   |   April 01, 1981
Types of Utterances to Avoid When Speaking to Language-Delayed Children
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1981, Vol. 12, 120-124. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1202.120
History: Received March 24, 1980 , Accepted September 30, 1980
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1981, Vol. 12, 120-124. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1202.120
History: Received March 24, 1980; Accepted September 30, 1980

Five common types of language utterances that cause confusion for language-delayed children are reviewed in this paper. They are sarcasm, idiomatic expressions, ambiguous statements, indirect requests, and words with multiple meanings.

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