July 1970

Development of Audiolinguistic Skills in Children

Author Affiliations

Monmouth, Ore


By Merlin J Mecham, PhD. Price, $4.75. Pp 77. Warren H Green Inc, 10 S Brentwood Blvd, St. Louis 63105, 1969.

Am J Dis Child. 1970;120(1):94. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100060128039

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This compact and well-organized book should prove useful and interesting to a variety of professional persons who deal with child development and the consequences of audiolinguistic deficiency: pediatricians and child neurologists, psychologists, speech and language pathologists, audiologists, and educators of all kinds.

The normal development of language is reviewed within the context of a psycholinguistic model with terms clearly defined so that one need not be hampered by a lack of background in psychology or linguistics.

A chapter on the measurement of audiolinguistic and closely related skills presents a brief description of currently available standardized tests. Another chapter discusses the facilitation of audiolinguistic skills in language-delayed children, such as auditory perception, oral stereognosis, categorization and abstraction, vocabulary and sentence structure. Different methods and theories are noted, from Bobath to Frostig. All chapters contain reference material for further study.

An appendix outlines the main elements of operant conditioning, a subject which

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