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Teachers' talk styles: communicating with learners with severe and complex learning difficulties

Nind, M.; Kellett, M. and Hopkins, V. (2001). Teachers' talk styles: communicating with learners with severe and complex learning difficulties. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 17(2) pp. 143–159.

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Abstract

A small-scale, in-depth study of teachers' talk in interaction with learners with severe and complex learning disabilities and very limited communication abilities is reported. The teachers had all participated in training on Intensive Interaction, a method based on the model of caregiver-infant interaction and focused on the quality of interpersonal interactions. Sequential systematic observation was used to analyse video samples of interaction, focusing on teachers' talk styles compared with the 'motherese' linguistic style used with infants, and addressing whether engagement in the communication process was achieved.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0265-6590
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 668
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 16 May 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/668
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