ERIC Number: ED189766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Modified Autistic Total Communication (M.A.T.C.). A Manual for Teaching Modified Total Communication to the Autistic and Severely Impaired.
Marcott-Radke, Anita; Bono, Debra Ann
Intended for speech and language pathologists, teachers, and others, the book serves as an introduction to the use of total communication with autistic and other severely impaired populations. A brief introduction addresses sign language adaptation, criteria for choosing a core vocabulary, and a hierarchy of receptive and expressive skills. Guidelines for the modified approach are given, along with descriptions of signing activities and a discussion of the rationale for teaching the manual alphabet. Activity descriptions contain information on goal, performance objective, materials, procedure, and suggested vocabulary. Appended are sample data sheets and photos of common signs. (CL)
Descriptors: Autism, Class Activities, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Lesson Plans, Severe Disabilities, Sign Language, Teaching Methods, Total Communication
A. Radke and D. Bono, 23401 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48018 ($8.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session M-10). Portions of the manual appeared originally in a chapter by the author in "Autism: Diagnosis, Instruction, Management, and Research," James E. Gilliam, Ed., Charles C Thomas, Publisher, Springfield, IL. Photographs will not reproduce clearly.