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This Is How We Work! : A qualitative study where special needs teachers and class teachers describe their work with school children aged 7-12, with developmental language disorder

  • Strömberg-Halvorsen, Pia
  • Wiik, Kristina
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2021
DiVA - Academic Archive On-line
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This study examines how educators describe what strategies they use when working with students with language impairment. We investigated how educators describe their teaching of students with language impairment, what methods they use and which adaptations they make. We were also interested in opportunities and difficulties the educators describe they experience when working with pupils with language impairment. Five special education teachers and four class teachers were interviewed. The results of the interviews show that the educators believe that they need more knowledge about language impairment and that there is a demand for further education in the area of language disorders. However, the interviews also show that the educators use a variety of tools and methods in their teaching of students with language impairment, which are in line with what the research describes as effective teaching methods for this student group. 

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