Articles  |   November 1986
Incidental Language Teaching
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Articles   |   November 1986
Incidental Language Teaching
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1986, Vol. 51, 291-299. doi:10.1044/jshd.5104.291
History: Received April 3, 1986 , Accepted April 8, 1986
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1986, Vol. 51, 291-299. doi:10.1044/jshd.5104.291
History: Received April 3, 1986; Accepted April 8, 1986

Incidental language teaching refers to interactions between an adult and a child that arise naturally in an unstructured situation and are used systematically by the adult to transmit new information or give the child practice in developing a communication skill. The purposes of this paper are to review and critique current research on incidental language teaching, briefly discuss the theoretical reasons why incidental teaching might be expected to be effective, and to discuss directions for future research on this teaching approach with children who are language impaired and mentally retarded.

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