ERIC Number: ED328005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Augmentative Communication for Children with Deaf-Blindness: Guidelines for Decision-Making.
Cress, Cynthia J.; And Others
This manual is intended to assist in developing augmentative communication systems for deaf-blind children. After a brief introduction, section II provides an overview of general augmentative communication systems and theory. Section III presents a general decision-making process for developing and selecting augmentative communication systems for nonspeaking individuals. Techniques for assessing needs, the current communication system, and potential changes in the communication system are discussed. Nineteen systems of nonverbal communication are described, as are 10 communication aids, and contact information for companies producing and distributing the aids is provided. A form for relevant motor assessment is also presented. (94 references) (PB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.