The Effects of Teacher-Implemented Language Instruction within Free Time Activities

Mary Louise Hemmeter, Melinda Jones Ault, Belva C. Collins, Stacie Meyer

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This study investigated the effectiveness of teacher-implemented language intervention within play activities. Specifically, naturalistic language intervention procedures (i.e., mand-model, incidental teaching) were used to increase the use of spontaneous language targets in 4 elementary students with moderate disabilities. While the students showed an increase in the number of spontaneous targets they used during the intervention condition, they demonstrated minimal maintenance and generalization following intervention. Implications for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-211
Number of pages9
JournalEducation and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Biochemistry


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