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St. Michaels language unit : a ten year study, 1977-1986


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Merrington, Pamela(Pamela Mary) 1988 , 'St. Michaels language unit : a ten year study, 1977-1986', Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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This is a longitudinal survey of 10 children chosen from a total
group of 53 who attended St. Michaels Language Unit (for pre-school
age language disordered children) at some time during the ten year
period between 1977 and 1986.
Interviews have been conducted with each child, the child's
parents, teachers and the school principal.
Relatively similar patterns emerge. It has been found that most
of the students can be integrated into mainstream classes and families
are generally happy with the child's attendance at a regular school.
It is common, however for the children to be characterized by oral
communication, reading, writing and spelling difficulties and by
ineffective social communication skills.
Most children continue to require careful monitoring and
remediation throughout their school days. As young adults they
generally lead happy and productive lives (usually in employment)
although presenting as 'a little slow' .
Without a control group, it is difficult to judge the relative
success of students who have had experience in the Language Unit. The
performance of these students is described along with British
provisions which are similar and also lead to longitudinal studies.
Opportunity exists for further research study.

Item Type: Thesis - Unspecified
Authors/Creators:Merrington, Pamela(Pamela Mary)
Keywords: St. Michaels School (Launceston, Tas), Language disorders in children, Learning disabilities
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Thesis (M.Ed.Stud.)-University of Tasmania, 1989. Bibliography: leaves [203]-214

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