A Think-Aloud and Talk-Aloud Approach to Building Language

A Think-Aloud and Talk-Aloud Approach to Building Language

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While self-talk like Now we are buckling you in the car seat so we can go to the store is common parental practice, this book shows how teachers, parents, and therapists can take this to higher levels to advance language cognitive development and learning potential. Based on neuroscience and their own innovative work, the authors provide the rationale and a step-by-step process for using intentional self-talk and think-aloud methods to improve both language and cognitive development in normal and language-delayed children, as well as in older individuals with disabilities. Stories are sprinkled throughout the text to demonstrate mediated self-talk in action and the remarkable results achieved with real children. With clear guidelines for delivery, content, and timing, the crucial core of the process is to narrate thinking, action, and emotion in the presence of children without requiring their response. Book Features: Addresses the growing numbers of children entering school with language poverty, describes the concept of mediated soliloquy (MSL), or self-talk, with individuals or classroomswho should use it and when, where and how it can be applied, and expected outcome, and illustrates the use of MSL for specific language disorders and to improve both language and interpersonal function with children exhibiting delays, disabilities, spectrum behavior, and social/emotional difficulties.Thisisoften averydifficult aspect oflanguage forchildren, and itgreatlyhelps focusingand precision to emphasize and repeat relevant referents in the experience. Your fatherisdriving the car. Your sister has taken your favorite toy. Describing theanbsp;...

Title:A Think-Aloud and Talk-Aloud Approach to Building Language
Author:Reuven Feuerstein, Louis H. Falik, Refael S. Feuerstein, Krisztina Bohács
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2015-04-25


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