Biological Maturation Theory

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Theoretical Perspective The Biological Maturation Theory best exemplifies George’s case. The theory’s major proponents Norman Geschwind, Albert M. Galaburda, Sally Shaywitz & Bernard Shaywitz, Virginia Beringer, and Bruce Pennington believe that certain parts of the brain are more important than other parts of the brain for language acquisition. For example, areas such as Broca’s area, Wernicke’s area, the temporo-occiptal lobe, the thalamus, and cerebellum are most important for language and literacy. The development of these areas are due to biological factors such as genetics, and in George’s case, his mother drank alcohol and smoked cigarettes while pregnant, which affected pre-natal development. According to Geschwind and Rakic, the cerebrum …show more content…
It consists of making a three column chart. The first column will have the “K” which stands for what you already know. The second column “W” which represents what the reader wants to know. The third column is “L” which stands for what has been learned. This approach was developed by Ogle with the intention of aiding students in brainstorming and organizing their ideas in the topic presented.
According to an article in Reading Horizons the K-W-L Procedure was proven effective with a group of 18 students of a variety of school-age ages. The students increased their ability to ask different questions in order to gain more insight on each topic given in class. The increase mentioned previously occurred within weeks, and was assessed among different classroom topics, such as states of matter in science, and topics in social studies and math. Within two weeks the students were able to address more questions, and increase the amount of writing in the L column.
Teaching Component
The client will be given a short passage on a topic of his liking (Harry Potter, cars, etc., or homework/classroom passages) After reading the passage the client and clinician will complete a K-W-L chart. The client will verbalize his response to the
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It consists of a rubric for different types of writing such as, compare/contrast and opinion essays. This approach also includes prompt cards to aid in example phrases, and complex sentences. This approach will aid George in the organization and the progressive parts of an essay in order to help prepare him for increasing his writing length. According to an article by Wong, a control group in three cities around the United states received three interventions in five months and all participants displayed improvement in cognitive processes in, planning, writing, and revising short

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