Narrowing the gap : using aided language stimulation (ALS) in the inclusive classroom

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dc.contributor.author Uys, C.J.E. (Catharina Jacoba Elizabeth)
dc.contributor.author Harty, Michal
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-21T12:29:31Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-21T12:29:31Z
dc.date.issued 2007-11
dc.description.abstract This article presents a description of a training programme designed to increase teachers’ knowledge and skill regarding the use of aided language stimulation (ALS) in the inclusive classroom. The development of the two-phase training programme is discussed in terms of the content and presentation method utilised. Phase 1 focused on increasing knowledge related to inclusive teaching practices and Phase 2 focused on increasing skills in using ALS as an adapted teaching strategy. Phase 2 employed a pre-test – post-test over time design. Three aspects related to teaching practice were investigated during this phase, ie, classroom management strategies, use of ALS, and facilitation of interaction. Teachers’ performances were plotted over six sessions. Results from Phase 2 indicated that ALS was successfully implemented in this context, with significant differences evidenced across each of the three aspects evaluated. The use of adult learning principles incorporated within ALS may have contributed towards the rapid skill acquisition demonstrated by the teachers. Finally, the training programme is evaluated and implications with regard to promoting sustainable outcome are presented. en
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dc.identifier.citation Uys, CJE & Harty, M 2007, 'Narrowing the gap : using aided language stimulation (ALS) in the inclusive classroom', South African Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 29-33. [http://www.otasa.org.za/otasa_journal/index.html] en
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2337
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/6276
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher OTASA: Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa en
dc.rights OTASA: Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa en
dc.subject Teacher training en
dc.subject Inclusion en
dc.subject Interaction en
dc.subject Activity-based intervention en
dc.subject Aided Language Stimulation (ALS) en
dc.subject.lcsh Inclusive education
dc.subject.lcsh Teachers -- Training of
dc.title Narrowing the gap : using aided language stimulation (ALS) in the inclusive classroom en
dc.type Article en


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