TLF ID S7082
This teacher resource describes the successful language strategy developed by Mahogany Rise Primary School in Victoria. The strategy was introduced in the first year of schooling in response to more than 90 per cent of the children having language delays or impairments. The resource is organised in nine sections: Summary, Target student group, Method, Results, Lessons learned, Next steps, Research base, Further reading and links, and Contacts. It describes the whole-class elements of the strategy, indicates the significant role of the school speech pathologist, outlines the extended intervention provided to students with severe language delay, and identifies the success achieved.