Creative dramatics in the treatment of language delay

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Susan Margueritte Wells (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Mariana Newton

Abstract: The various aspects of normal language development, as well as those factors which interfere with normal development, have concerned speech pathologists and educators alike. The verbal experience of the child, socioeconomic status, and motor development are perhaps the most important factors in normal development. Although some children fail to develop language at the usual time due to some identifiable physiogenic or psychogenic cause, still others fail to develop language for no known reason. For such children, those with nonspecific language deficits, a program incorporating a rich verbal environment, motor activity, and social interactions was proposed. This remedial program is characterized by features which are thought to be important to language learning. These same features are primary elements of creative dramatics. Both natural language development and creative dramatics depend on the utilization of environmental stimuli, group interaction, the play instinct, and literature.

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Language: English
Date: 1972
Children $x Language
Communicative competence in children
Drama in education

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