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NONTRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3300
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3300
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Responsive Management Clinic
8005 W 110th #210 Overland Park, KS 66210
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: NONTRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $210,029.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT WILL PRESENT A DETAILED GUIDELINE (IN NOTEBOOK FORM) FOR THE TEACHING OF COMMUNICATION SKILLS TO HANDICAPPED INDIVIDUALS, REGARDLESS OF AGE. THIS NOTEBOOK WILL CONTAIN PROCEDURES FOR CRITERION-REFERENCED ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION TECHNIQUES USING DETAILED RELEVANT ACTIVITIES. THESE TECHNIQUES WILL INCORPORATE VESTIBULAR STIMULATION, TACTILE AND SENSORY INTEGRATION, AND GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITIES INTO A COMMUNICATION ACQUISITION PROGRAM. THIS IS A DEPARTURE FROM GUIDELINES CURRENTLY BEING USED IN FIVE WAYS: 1. EMPHASIS WILL BE ON THE SEQUENCING OF NECESSARY/FUNCTIONAL SKILLS RATHER THAN NORMAL/DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS. 2. ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES WOULD BE INITIATED AT AN EARLIER AGE THAN CURRENT DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMS. 3. TECHNIQUES ARE A SYNTHESIS OF SPEECH/LANGUAGE, OCCUPATIONAL AND PHYSICAL THERAPIES, AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. 4. IMPROVEMENT OF COMMUNICATION SKILLS WOULD BE POSSIBLE REGARDLESS OF THE INDIVIDUAL'S ACHIEVEMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES. 5. IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR CROSS-DISCIPLINARY USE BY THERAPISTS, EDUCATORS, AND PARENTS IN A VARIETY OF SETTINGS. WHEN COMPLETED, THESE NONTRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION WOULD BE COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE TO SCHOOL SYSTEMS, INSTITUTIONS, PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPISTS, AND PARENTS.

Principal Investigator:

Jane Korsten
Principal Investigator
9134518550

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Responsive Management Clinic,
8005 W. 110th St., Suite #210 Overland Park, KS 66210

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No