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ERIC Number: ED104104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
A Habilitation Program for Children with Moderate, Severe and Profound Language Retardation: A Team Approach.
Adler, Sol
Described is an interdisciplinary diagnostic treatment program for children with moderate to profound language retardation due to mental retardation or more specific dysfunction. Noted are program characteristics including a 1-week testing program, concern with the mental health status of the family, and the stress on the development of auditory-visual storage and processing through the utilization of linguistic "chunking" procedures. It is explained that four groups of approximately 10 children each are provided with individual and group activities and therapy for a minimum of 2 hours daily. Tests used in the evaluation program are listed. Briefly described are the following program components: the team approach, parent education-counseling, parent-staff association, behavioral management, and language treatment. Stressed are the need to alleviate family conflicts and alter the child's negative behavioral pattern for a successful habilitative program. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Speech and Hearing Association Convention (Las Vegas, Nevada, November, 1974)