ERIC Number: ED235662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Prattle and Play: Equipment Recipes for Nonspeech Communication.
Carlson, Faith; Simpson, Mary Margaret, Ed.
The book describes techniques for helping nonspeaking individuals to communicate. The first section focuses on equipment, presenting information on materials and instructions for constructing such equipment as communication boards for children who need a looking response; boards or trays for children with motor control problems; brief-case-style boards for children with good pointing responses; acrylic and cloth symbol blocks, stuffed animals, and clothing to familiarize children with commonly used symbols; and boards that allow motorically handicapped children to play. The second section illustrates adaptations that allow communication devices to be individualized to meet children's specific needs. (CL)
Descriptors: Communication Aids (for Disabled), Communication Disorders, Equipment, Nonverbal Communication, Play, Toys
Media Resource Center, Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 444 S. 44th St., Omaha, NE 68131 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ. Medical Center, Omaha. Meyer Children's Rehabilitation Inst.