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Mediation in Therapy

Mediation in therapy is an application of constructivist thought to teaching and intervention for typically developing and impaired learners of all ages. It operates on the assumption that human learning takes place in the mind of the individual as he or she transacts with social partners and the environment for the purposes of both making sense of the world and functionally acting upon it. In this entry, mediation in therapy represents a conceptualization of the practitioner as a clinical arbiter between the person with a communicative disorder and the environment. It is through this mediation that the therapeutic effect is achieved. This entry provides an overview of the foundation of mediation in therapy and then explores the processes involved in accomplishing and implementing it.

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