created by Melissa Y. Perez
Flanagan High School
Introduction | The Task | The Process & Resources | Conclusion | HyperText Dictionary
Can You repeat that?, What did you say? SPEAK UP! What if everytime you where trying to speak out to someone or reach out no one could understand what you we say. There are any people in the United States that suffer from some sort of speeach inpediment. This can make many people isolate themselves and can effect them in their daily process of life. So for the next couple of hours read between the lines and 'LISTEN' to what they are really trying to say.
How does Speech Inpediments affect the mental,emotional and physical growth of a child/person?
In this WebQuest you will be working together with a group of students in class. Each group will answer the Task or Quest(ion). As a member of the group you will explore Webpages from people all over the world who care about Speech Inpediments. Because these are real Webpages we're tapping into, not things made just for schools, the reading level might challenge you. Feel free to use the online Webster dictionary or one in your classroom.
You'll begin with everyone in your group getting some background before dividing into roles where people on your team become experts on one part of the topic.
Use the Internet information linked below to answer the basic questions of who? what? where? when? why? and how? Be creative in exploring the information so that you answer these questions as fully and insightfully as you can.
- Speech Problems In Children:Health Topics:UI Health Care - This site provides information on the different types of speech inpediments...?
- Q & A about Articulation Problems
- Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia
- Did you know... Facts about stuttering
This Webquest can be used for any one looking for information on children or people with a Speech impediment. This site can bring you closer to links on Stuttering,Stammerimg and also Apraxia, from views by the Pysican, a Teacher, a Parent and also Society.
Physcian#1 Intensive Stuttering Therapy for Adults and Childern
1.What is the fuction in useing Speech Therapy?
2.How Can you improve speech impediments with speech therapy?
3.What motives can you find for speech therapy?
#2 Slience Isn't Always Golden
1. How can you identify a child with a a speech impediment?
2. What signs can you look for to idenify a speech impediment?
3. How could you help your Doctor determine if you child needs to be tested.
#3 Speech Problems In Children
1. At what age do speech problems become a issue or concern?
2.What helps a child surpass a speech impediment?
3. Can sibling help or affect a child with their speech?
Teacher#1 Why Do Children Have Difficulty Learning to Talk?
1. Is there too much 'school' language involed in teaching instead of 'communicative' language?
2. Can having too much 'alone time' affect a child's speech development?
3. Do you allow a child enough time to talk?
#2 Speech and Language: Developmental Milestones
1. What are the parts or features that allow a child to talk?
2. How can you know if a child is reaching their speech potential?
3. How do you know if your child's speech is developing normally?
#3 Children with Communication Disorders?
1. How is a communication disorder related to speech impediments?
2. How can you classify a child with a communication disorder?
3. Can Issolating a child affect a child's process in improving their speech?
#4 The Child Who Stutters at School
1. Why do you think that seperating a child from their classmates can prolong their dissorder?
2. Why is it important to aknowledge the child for him and not their disorder?
3.Where can teachers go to find information on these disorders?
Parent#1 Speech and Language: Causes, Milestones and Suggestions
1. What are some cause of delays in a child's speech?
2.Why is it important not to 'pretend' you understand what a child is saying?
3.Is reading to a child assential to his or hers speech?
#2 How Parents Can Help Their Child With Apraxia At Home
1. Is reading a book over and over helpful in any way?
2. Can playing board games be used as some sort of speech therapy?
3. Why is it important for a parent to always commuicate with their child?
#3 Frequently Asked Questions....
1. Is axpraxia a form of a speech impediment?
2. Are there any methods of treatment for this disorder?
3. Is it possible for a child with a speech impediment to ever speak normally?
Society#1 Stuttering is society's hidden disability
1.Can you be sucessful and still have a speech impediment?
2.How do scientist link the neverous system to speech impediments?
3.Why do studies show that boys stutter 4x more than girls?
#2 Scientist Identify A Language Gene
1.How are scientist linking bad genes to speech disorders?
2.When is FOXP2 developed?
3.Why are they saying this gene causes problems?
#3 Stuttering: An Acceptable Way of Speaking?
1. What is stuttering and why is it considered abnormal?
2. Although there is no diffenate cause how do people aquire stuttering?
3. What is the differance between Primary Stuttering and Secondary Stuttering?
#4 How To React WHen Speaking With Someone Who Stutters
1. Why should you refrain from making certain remarks to a person with a speech impediment?
2.Why is it important to maintian a natural atmosphere while talking to a person with w speech impediment?
3.Why, when on the phone should you wait a moment to see if it is someone with a speech impediment?
You have all learned about a different part of Speech Inpediments. Now group members come back to the larger WebQuest team with expertise gained by searching from one perspective. You must all now answer the Task / Quest(ion) as a group. Each of you will bring a certain viewpoint to the answer: some of you will agree and others disagree. Use information, pictures, movies, facts, opinions, etc. from the Webpages you explored to convince your teammates that your viewpoint is important and should be part of your team's answer to the Task / Quest(ion). Your WebQuest team should write out an answer that everyone on the team can live with.
You've gotten to know and see the perpectives from a Pysican, Teacher, Parent, and society and how they view speech impediments. Now I challenge you to do two things:
1. Interview a child or adult with a speech impediment. Put yourself in their position and ask them either how they over came their disorder or what they are doing to over come it.
2. Now that you have half your quest done, show what you have learned from your interview and research by doing a quest of your own.
Your Contact is: MaryBeth Smith
'Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?...' Now that you have seen and read why these speech problems are caused, maybe you will think twice the next time you see someone or talk to someone that has a problem. They can't always control it, so remember to be pacient and relax in the end that will help you understand the person better.
Content by Melissa Y. Perez, email@example.com
Last revised Fri Feb 13 7:37:12 US/Pacific 2004