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ERIC Number: ED350772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Report of the Task Force on the National Strategic Research Plan.
National Inst. on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders, Bethesda, MD.
This strategic research plan presents the state of knowledge and research needs and opportunities in the area of communication disorders. It is designed to guide the decision-making processes of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), to inform scientific investigators of possible areas of opportunity for NIDCD-funded research, and to provide information on what the Federal Government has achieved and hopes to achieve. The plan is the collaborative result of a task force of over 100 U.S. experts in clinical and basic science from a broad variety of specialties in deafness and other communication disorders. Following an executive summary, seven areas of communication disorders are discussed: deafness and hearing disorders; balance and the vestibular system; voice and voice disorders; speech and speech disorders; language and language impairments; smell, taste, and touch; and cross-cutting issues. Chapters for each of the seven areas generally provide an overview, recent accomplishments, program goals, research opportunities or priorities, and a summary of research recommendations. Appendices contain the text of Public Law 100-553 which authorized the NIDCD; a list of individuals involved in production of the research plan; comments by reviewing organizations; and a comprehensive program of research on deafness and hearing disorders. (JDD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders, Bethesda, MD.
Identifiers: Balance; Taste Discrimination