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THE SPEECH OF THE CHILD

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of the alphabetic sound and with the visual image of it, and
remains more strongly impressed in the memory.

A. . .
U...
ML.
L. ..
Mm.
M. . .
0- . .
V. . .

FIG. 5

, .the ear (auricle)

. .the auditory centre of the spoken word
, .the motor centre of the spoken word

.organs for the articulation of the word (tongue)

.motor centre of language written
. .the hand
. ,the eye (oculus)
, ,the visual centre of the written word (visual)

The dotted lines refer to the reflex arc of spoken language.
SECOND STAGE

The mistress repeats many times—" Which is A*! Point out
A9 touch A" or " Which is MT In this second stage, by having
the same exercise repeated over and over again, there is strengthened
the association already reached during the first stage. This forms
an association exercise.

THIRD STAGE

Pointing to a letter, the teacher asks the child: "What is
this?" The child answers, "A" or "AT*. The visual image of