Teaching Language and Communication to the Mentally Handicapped: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Teaching Language and Communication to the Mentally Handicapped

1st Edition

By Ken Leeming, Will Swann, Judith Coupe, Peter Mittler


412 pages

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First published in 1979. This report offers a working model for the teaching of language and communication to the mentally handicapped which derives from both theory and practice, and tries to build a bridge between them. It provides detailed examples of teachers putting principles into action and illustrates how teachers and children work together. The report will be of interest to all those concerned with the welfare of the handicapped child, including the parents. It provides both a working text for teachers, and a basis for critical discussion about curriculum development and content in special needs schools.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Introduction; 1. A Survey of Language Abilities 2. Aims and the Curriculum 3. Defining Teaching Objectives: A Study of Six Teachers 4. Curriculum Content: Sources, Concepts and Objectives 5. Observational Methods 6. Teaching Vocabulary 7. Non-Verbal Communication 8. Using Questions in the Classroom 9. Using Language Curriculum Packages 10. Postscript; Appendices; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Special Educational Needs

This set of 62 volumes, originally published between 1951 and 1999, amalgamates a wide breadth of literature on Special Educational Needs, with a particular focus on inclusivity, class management and curriculum theory. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of Education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.

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