Chronic OME Hinders Normal Language Development In 1991, then President Bush (a.k.a., the “education president”) made headlines by announcing an ambitious national commitment to educational reform known as “America 2000.” A centerpiece of this program was the goal that all children would enter school ready to learn. While most of our society has long forgotten ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 1999
Chronic OME Hinders Normal Language Development
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  • Susan Nittrouer
    Boys Town National Research Hospital, Boys Town, NE
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Article   |   September 01, 1999
Chronic OME Hinders Normal Language Development
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, September 1999, Vol. 6, 17-20. doi:10.1044/lle6.2.17
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, September 1999, Vol. 6, 17-20. doi:10.1044/lle6.2.17
In 1991, then President Bush (a.k.a., the “education president”) made headlines by announcing an ambitious national commitment to educational reform known as “America 2000.” A centerpiece of this program was the goal that all children would enter school ready to learn. While most of our society has long forgotten this project, and absolved our elected officials of any responsibility to meeting its objectives, those of us working in the area of language development continue to strive to attain at least the goal just stated. We are keenly aware of the essential role age-appropriate language skills play in positioning a child to be ready to learn upon entering school, and want to ensure that all children have those skills.
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