The effects of verbal support strategies on small-group peer interactions.

  title={The effects of verbal support strategies on small-group peer interactions.},
  author={Luigi E Girolametto and Elaine Weitzman and Janice Greenberg},
  journal={Language, speech, and hearing services in schools},
  volume={35 3},
PURPOSE This study investigated whether child care providers could learn to facilitate peer interactions by using verbal support strategies (e.g., prompts, invitations, or suggestions to interact) during naturalistic play activities. METHOD Seventeen caregivers were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups, stratified by center so that staff from one center could attend the training program together. The experimental group received inservice training on how to facilitate peer… CONTINUE READING

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