Social or Academic Language Intervention? You Don’t Have To Choose Students with a variety of types of language impairments exhibit deficits that affect both social interactions and academic performance. Two types of theory of mind underlie social and academic language skills: interpersonal and intrapersonal. In this article, the authors describe strategies for developing interpersonal and intrapersonal theory of mind abilities ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2009
Social or Academic Language Intervention? You Don’t Have To Choose
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Lee Robinson
    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • Carol Westby
    Bilingual/Multicultural Services, Albuquerque, NM
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Professional Issues & Training / Language Disorders / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Articles
Article   |   July 01, 2009
Social or Academic Language Intervention? You Don’t Have To Choose
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2009, Vol. 16, 42-47. doi:10.1044/lle16.2.42
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2009, Vol. 16, 42-47. doi:10.1044/lle16.2.42
Abstract

Students with a variety of types of language impairments exhibit deficits that affect both social interactions and academic performance. Two types of theory of mind underlie social and academic language skills: interpersonal and intrapersonal. In this article, the authors describe strategies for developing interpersonal and intrapersonal theory of mind abilities with the goal of promoting the inferencing skills essential for comprehension of social and academic language.

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