Lev Vygostky Social Interactionist Theory

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In the Language Context subtest area, the client obtained a standard score of 94 with a percentile rank of 34 and a confidence interval of 88-100. This standard score is within normal functional limits. In the Language Structure subtest area, Bernie obtained a standard score of 85 with a percentile rank of 16 with a confidence interval of 79-91. This standard score indicates a borderline average score. In the subtest area of Working Memory, the client obtained a standard score of 77 with a percentile ran of 6 and a confidence interval of 68-86. This score indicates that Bernie is performing below average in the Working Memory subtest area. According to the Criterion-Referenced Score Chart, the client met the criterion score. However, the …show more content…
An early Russian psychologist by the name of Lev Vygostky was a supporter of the Social Interactionist Theory that viewed language primarily as a tool for making social connections and communicating ideas. An important concept in this theory, scaffolding, which involves the adult mediation to help guide students to obtain a higher level of capability that they may not be capable of achieving on their own. (Nelson, 2010, p. 67). Since Bernie has difficulty interacting with others such as his classmates and adults, this theory would most benefit his pragmatic skills along with his language development. Bernie’s social interaction with Mrs. Potter in the classroom is an especially important factor when involving his reading skills. A case study done by Richard Allington in 1980 called Teacher interruption behaviors during primary-grade oral reading, examined teachers’ verbal behaviors to their students following oral-reading …show more content…
Participants in the FFW-L conditions earned higher phonological awareness scores than children in the other nonspecific language groups 6-month follow-up testing. (Gilam, et. al., 2008). This can build the brain learning capacity for struggling readers and learners. This Reading Assistant is a tool that can use Bernie’s speech recognition technology to support and correct his learning as he reads

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