ERIC Number: ED242133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Methods of Improving the Cognitive and Verbal Development of Children with Cerebral Palsy. Monograph 23.
Danilova, L. A.
This four-chapter monograph, translated from a 1977 Russian book written originally in Russian for Russians, describes methodology and results of the study of cognitive activity in children with cerebral palsy. An initial chapter reviews research on impairments in cognitive activity and speech defects in such children and on methods of remediation. The second chapter describes techniques developed and used in psychological and speech therapy examinations that assess, such areas as the articulatory system, emphatic speech, cognitive activity, and motor capacity. Chapter III traces psychomotor and verbal development of normal and cerebral palsied children at successive age levels. Lastly, in chapter IV, an approach to psychological and speech remediation is outlined for infants, preschoolers, and primary students (K-3). Suggestions focus on such aspects as development of spatial imagination, visual perception of color, development of temporal imagination, development of oral speech, and overcoming pronunciation defects. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: World Rehabilitation Fund, Inc., New York, NY.
Note: Translated from the Russian by Robert H. Silverman. The author's institutional affiliation was the Turner Research Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Leningrad, USSR.