ERIC Number: ED359692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
National Symposium on Effective Communication for Children and Youth with Severe Disabilities (2nd, McLean, Virginia, July 10-12, 1992): Topic Papers, Reader's Guide & Videotape.
Kupper, Lisa, Ed.
This combined audiovisual and textual package presents results of a symposium which attempted to identify critical issues and best practices in developing communication skills of children and youth with severe disabilities and to recommend future directions. The package is intended for group use and includes a guide, a videotape, and texts of the two keynote speeches and 10 topic papers. Papers have the following titles and authors: "Assuring Best Practices in Communication for Children and Youth with Severe Disabilities" (James McLean); "Maximizing Family Participation in the Team Process" (Cory Moore); "Facilitating and Measuring the Team Process within More Inclusive Educational Settings" (Bonnie L. Utley); "Maximizing Consumer Participation in the Team Process" (Kim Powers);"Using Functional Communication Training as an Intervention for the Challenging Behavior of Students with Severe Disabilities" (V. Mark Durand); "Communication Intervention for Individuals with Dual Sensory and Intellectual Impairments" (June E. Downing); "Effective Communication Programming for Language Minority Students with Severe Disabilities" (Elva Duran); "Communication Intervention for Persons with Severe and Profound Disabilities: An Overview" (Joe Reichle et al.); "Innovative Assessment Measures and Practices Designed with the Goal of Achieving Functional Communication and Integration" (James W. Halle); "Enhancing Curricular Designs" (Pat Mirenda and Stephen Calculator); "Is Communication Really the Point? Some Thoughts on Where We've Been and Where We Might Want To Go" (Dianne L. Ferguson); and "Dreams, Schemes, Teams, Flying Machines and Persons with Severe Communication Disabilities" (David E. Yoder). References accompany most papers. The videotape contains interviews with authors and focus group representatives. Appendices include guidelines for meeting the communication needs of persons with severe disabilities, a list of publishers, and a table of contents of the videotape. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Communication Skills, Curriculum Development, Educational Practices, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Interpersonal Communication, Intervention, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities, Parent Participation, Secondary School Students, Severe Disabilities, Social Integration, Student Educational Objectives, Teamwork
National Archives Fulfillment Center, 8700 Edgeworth Drive, Capital Heights, MD 20743 (videotape only, $75).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Interstate Research Associates, McLean, VA.
Note: Videotape not available from ERIC. For selected papers, see EC 302 253-264.