ERIC Number: ED354677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Communication Programming for Students with Severe and Multiple Handicaps. Kentucky Systems Change Project.
Smith, Pamela D., Ed.; Kleinert, Jane O'Regan, Ed.
Training modules are presented for speech-language pathologists developing communication programming for Kentucky students with severe, profound, and multiple handicaps. The modules were developed for use in 2-day workshops that specifically deal with communication strategies to enhance opportunities for increased participation and integration for these students in home, school, and community settings. The document begins with an introduction describing the training workshop design and a discussion of workshop goals and philosophies. The modules cover assessment of communicative functions, identification of communicative intent of aberrant behaviors, strategies for expanding students' communicative repertoire, incidental language instruction and techniques for promoting communication in natural contexts, provision of instruction in integrated school and community settings, development of augmentative systems, the use of switch interfaces, and consultation with classroom teachers and parents. Appendixes contain: workshop agenda; workshop evaluation forms; plan of action form for implementation of workshop strategies for a selected student; observational assessment and intervention planning form; case studies; sources for equipment and materials; a list of related agencies and resources; a list of professional organizations; and a list of state documents and related training projects. (JDD)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Communication Disorders, Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Intervention, Mainstreaming, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Resources, Severe Disabilities, Social Integration, Speech Pathology, Speech Therapy, Student Evaluation, Training Methods, Workshops
University of Kentucky, Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, 114 Mineral Industries Bldg., Lexington, KY 40506-0051 ($15).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Children.; Kentucky Univ., Lexington, KY. Interdisciplinary Human Development Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky