NONTRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$210,029.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
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 St., Suite #210, Overland Park, KS, 66210
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jane Korsten
Principal Investigator
(913) 451-8550
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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.

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