Theoretical Principles to Guide the Teaching of Adjectives to Children Who Struggle With Word Learning: Synthesis of Experimental and Naturalistic Research With Principles of Learning Theory Purpose The purpose of this tutorial is to provide clinicians with a theoretically motivated and evidence-based approach to teaching adjectives to children who struggle with word learning. Method Given that there are almost no treatment studies to guide this topic, we have synthesized findings from experimental and theoretical ... Tutorial
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Theoretical Principles to Guide the Teaching of Adjectives to Children Who Struggle With Word Learning: Synthesis of Experimental and Naturalistic Research With Principles of Learning Theory
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Samantha L. Ricks
    University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Mary Alt
    University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication.
    Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication. ×
  • Correspondence to Mary Alt: malt@email.arizona.edu
  • Editor: Rhea Paul
    Editor: Rhea Paul×
  • Associate Editor: Victoria Joffe
    Associate Editor: Victoria Joffe×
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Theoretical Principles to Guide the Teaching of Adjectives to Children Who Struggle With Word Learning: Synthesis of Experimental and Naturalistic Research With Principles of Learning Theory
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 2016, Vol. 47, 181-190. doi:10.1044/2016_LSHSS-15-0034
History: Received June 8, 2015 , Revised October 21, 2015 , Accepted April 5, 2016
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 2016, Vol. 47, 181-190. doi:10.1044/2016_LSHSS-15-0034
History: Received June 8, 2015; Revised October 21, 2015; Accepted April 5, 2016

Purpose The purpose of this tutorial is to provide clinicians with a theoretically motivated and evidence-based approach to teaching adjectives to children who struggle with word learning.

Method Given that there are almost no treatment studies to guide this topic, we have synthesized findings from experimental and theoretical literature to come up with a principles-based approach to treatment.

Results We provide a sample lesson plan, incorporating our 3 theoretical principles, and describe the materials chosen and methods used during treatment and assessment.

Conclusion This approach is theoretically motivated, but it needs to be empirically tested.

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