ERIC Number: ED345433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
National Strategic Research Plan for Balance and the Vestibular System and Language and Language Impairments. Panel Report (January 28-29, 1991).
National Inst. on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders, Bethesda, MD.
This report, arising from a 1991 meeting, provides an update to two of the six areas covered in the 1989 long-term plan of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. These include: (1) balance and the vestibular system; and (2) language and language impairments. For each area, the state of the art is reviewed, recent accomplishments summarized, and program goals and research opportunities listed. Subcommittees in these areas examined the Institute's research portfolio, identified changes in the field, recommended levels and areas of research activity, and suggested potential initiatives. Among 11 areas of recommended research in vestibular function are: signal transduction by vestibular end-organs; sensory integration in spatial orientation, perception and motion sickness; development and aging of the vestibular system; prevalence and environmental factors; diagnostic methods and testing procedures; and adaptive mechanisms. Areas of recommended research in language include: multicultural issues; language and deaf people (language development in deaf children, studies of literacy in deaf children and adults, and sign language structure and function); language disorders in children (bases of language disorders, assessment, academic and social/vocational impact, and intervention); and language disorders in adults (brain-language relations, processes underlying language disorders, assessment and intervention, and comparative language). Appendices include Public Law 100-553 (the National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Act of 1988) and a listing of panel members. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders, Bethesda, MD.