Think-Aloud and Talk-Aloud Approach to Building Language Overcoming Disability, Delay, and Deficiency

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List price: $43.50
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 12/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Mediating Language Development: Talking and Thinking Aloud to Overcome Language Poverty, Delay, and Disability
What Is "Mediated Self-Talk" (MST)?
Language Stimulation and Development Through MST
Where to Apply MST: In Everyday Life, in School, and in Therapy
To Whom Should MST Be Directed?
Why Do It?
Who Can and Should Do It?
When Should It Be Done?
What Are the Appropriate Applications?
Creating Conditions for Soliloquy
Theoretical Foundations for Mediated Self-Talk (MST)
Antecedents to the Development of the Theory of Soliloquy
The Parameters of Mediated Learning Experience (MLE)
Mediating Early Imitative Behavior: The Movement of the Tongue as a Precursor of Language
Scientific Support: Mirror Neurons and the Neurophysiology of How and Why MST Advances Language Development
How and Why Does MST Work?
Critical Elements in Promoting Neural Plasticity
The Contribution of Activity Theory to MST
Mirror Neurons, Neural Plasticity, and Language
Summarizing the Role of Mirror Neurons in Language Development
MST and the Structure of Language
Orienting to the Structure of Language
Prelinguistic Elements
Linguistic Elements
Building the Language Structure
The Need to Understand and Incorporate Language Structure into MST
Spheres of Language Development
Introducing the Child to MST
Aspects Related to Mediated Learning Experience (MLE)
A New Perspective on "Interaction"
The Structural Elements of MST
Putting MST Into Practice
Normal Verbal Interactions Versus Remedial or Therapeutic Applications
Directing Mediation to Linguistic Elements
Developing Social and Empathic Awareness
Putting Soliloquy Into Practice: For Parents, Teachers, and Care Providers
Overhearing Is the Pipeline of Soliloquy
Where to Do It?
Preparing for MST
An Example of MST in a Familiar, Daily-Life Encounter
MST in Specially Planned Experiences
Adapting and Innovating
The Verbal Elements of Soliloquy
Cognitive Aspects of Verbal Formulation
Summing Up
Beyond Soliloquy: The Child's Response
Observing and Assessing the Child's Self-Talk
Encouraging and Elaborating Self-Talk Activity
Moving Away from Self-Talk
A Hierarchy of Verbal Interaction: Soliloquy and Beyond
MST and Language Disorders
Application of MST to Language Disorders
Responses to Language Disorders
Specific Language Impairment (SLI): An Example of the Effects of a Language Disorder
Language Development, Cognitive Development, and Social Development: Overcoming Developmental Delay
The Beginnings
The Intention
Some Observations on the Process to This Point
Eventually … Without Limits or Boundaries
Later Development
The Broader Environment
MST in Adulthood
A Final Reflection
Applying MST to Different Needs: Brief Case Studies
Case 1: Donald-MST as Early Intervention
Case 2: Amy-A 10-Year-Old Girl Diagnosed as Autistic
Case 3: Sam-Language Delay
Case 4: Damon-An Angry Adolescent
Summary
The Challenge and Promise of MST
Some Early Results and Questions for the Future
Summarizing the Process and Prospects
Summing Up
Appendix: The Need for Systematic Experimental Studies
References
Index
About the Authors
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