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Language function : an introduction to pragmatic assessment and intervention for higher order thinking and better literacy

Author: Ellyn Lucas Arwood
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011.
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In this book, the author outlines a revolutionary four-tiered model of how a learner acquires language, and suggests ways to impose visual language functions onto an auditory language like English in order to improve learning for both neuro-typical learners and those with neurogenic disabilities. She provides tried-and-tested intervention strategies that work with all levels of ability, giving readers the knowledge  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellyn Lucas Arwood
ISBN: 9781849058001 1849058008
OCLC Number: 635494794
Description: 414 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Part I. Language and Thinking --
Defining Language --
Language Acquisition: Learning to Think --
The Study of Language Functions: Thinking --
Part II. English Language Functions --
The Cultural-Linguistic Properties of English --
Living with a Visual Brain in an Auditory World: A Paradigm Shift --
Language, Literacy and Thinking --
Part III. Language --
How Do We Assess and Intervene? --
Assessment of Pre-language Thinkers --
Intervention for Pre-Production, Pre-Language Thinkers --
Intervention for Verbal Pre-Language Thinkers --
Language Thinkers --
Linguistic Thinkers --
Language Function Affects Behavior --
Part IV. Educational Applications of Language Function --
The Language-Based Primary Classroom --
The Language-Based Intermediary Classroom --
The Language of Concrete to Formal Thinkers --
Evidence-Based Research for Viconic Language Methods.
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