ERIC Number: ED161212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Visual Symbol Communication Instruction, Part I: Receptive Instruction. Experimental Edition.
Elder, Pamela S.
Described is a program developed to teach a visual symbol system of nonspeech communication for persons who are severely mentally handicapped and multiply handicapped. Included in the receptive language program are descriptions of the following program components: candidate selection guidelines, interdisciplinary assessment, materials (visual communication display and symbol cards), the visual or gestural response mode, the protocol, the lesson plan (teaching, reinforcement, and correction procedures), random schedules (for symbol placement, verbal cuing, card placement), 18 program guidelines, record keeping, retention testing, and visual symbol communication instruction. Suggested readings and materials are included. (BD)
Descriptors: Guidelines, Nonverbal Communication, Physical Disabilities, Program Descriptions, Receptive Language, Severe Disabilities, Symbolic Language, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Visual Learning
DESEMO Project, University of Alabama in Birmingham, P.O. Box 313, University Station, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 ($7.50 in the U.S.; $12.50 outside the U.S.)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Developmental Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Mental Health, Montgomery.; Alabama Univ., University. Center for Developmental and Learning Disorders.