Teaching the Language of Feelings to Students With Severe Emotional and Behavioral Handicaps Educators in school programs are challenged to help children with severe emotional problems learn to use language to express their thoughts and feelings and describe and process their emotional conflicts. For a variety of reasons, such children usually have not acquired skills in this realm through normal developmental processes. They ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1995
Teaching the Language of Feelings to Students With Severe Emotional and Behavioral Handicaps
 
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  • Jane J. Giddan
    Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH
  • Karen M. Bade
    Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH
  • Debra Rickenberg
    Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH
  • Anderia Trail Ryley
    Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH
  • Contact author: Contact author: Jane J. Giddan, MA, CCC-SLP, Kobacker Center, Medical College of Ohio, Box 10008, Toledo, OH 43699
    Contact author: Contact author: Jane J. Giddan, MA, CCC-SLP, Kobacker Center, Medical College of Ohio, Box 10008, Toledo, OH 43699×
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Research Article   |   January 01, 1995
Teaching the Language of Feelings to Students With Severe Emotional and Behavioral Handicaps
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1995, Vol. 26, 3-10. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2601.03
History: Received December 30, 1993 , Accepted September 8, 1994
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1995, Vol. 26, 3-10. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2601.03
History: Received December 30, 1993; Accepted September 8, 1994

Educators in school programs are challenged to help children with severe emotional problems learn to use language to express their thoughts and feelings and describe and process their emotional conflicts. For a variety of reasons, such children usually have not acquired skills in this realm through normal developmental processes. They require deliberate instruction, training, and practice by all members of collaborative teams of professionals that include skilled speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, and counselors, among others.

This article reviews aspects of normal affective development and the accompanying language of feelings, explains how children with behavioral and emotional problems diverge from normal patterns, and describes relevant intervention programs for early childhood and the primary and intermediate grades.

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