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Preschool Language Intervention

Preschool language intervention is a term that refers to practices that promote the development of language, including oral and written forms. The intervention is designed to improve the speech and language skills of children who are 3–5 years of age. The term applies to programs for children with poorly developed speech and language skills because of environmental factors, such as poverty, or English as second language learners. It also refers to therapy provided by a Speech–Language pathologist (SLP) for children with identified speech and language disabilities. Preschool language intervention provided by the SLP may be implemented within individual therapy sessions or in small and/or large groups. The approaches to invention may range from highly structured to naturalistic approaches incorporating incidental teaching. While some intervention ...

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