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

Samantha L. Ricks, Mary Alt

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this tutorial is to provide clinicians with a theoretically motivated and evidencebased 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-190
Number of pages10
JournalLanguage, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing

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