Professor: Speak more slowly to help children understand

08/22/2008 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

If teachers would only talk more slowly, fewer children would be diagnosed with learning disabilities, behavior problems and hearing disorders, says Wichita State audiology professor Ray Hull. The average adult speaks about 170 words in a minute, he says, but most 5- to 7-year-olds can only catch 120, while high-school students process about 140 to 145.

View Full Article in:

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
K-12 Teachers Needed at Int’l Schools
The International Educator
Multiple Locations
Learning Assessment Specialist at India's Leading K12 Education Enterprise
XSEED Education (India)
Gurgaon (New Delhi Area)
RFP Specialist, Contract Position
ASCD
Alexandria, VA
DIRECTOR OF LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Boulder, CO
Program Officer, Teacher Development
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Moorestown, NJ