ERIC Number: ED363017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Communication Fact Sheet.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD.
This brief fact sheet examines key aspects of communication, communication disabilities, and intervention. The fact sheet addresses the following questions: the nature of communication; communication disabilities (definitions of hearing impairments and speech and language impairments are given); effects of communication disabilities (factors affecting difficulty level); communication barriers (physical/environmental factors, attitudinal and behavioral factors); ways to improve communication (e.g., maximize, supplement, or simplify information); types of communication aids and services available (both personally prescribed devices and other devices or services); and suggestions for effective communication (e.g., ask the person with the disability about their needs and evaluate the accuracy and rate of information transfer and emotional reactions). (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Attitudes, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Communication Disorders, Communication Skills, Definitions, Hearing Impairments, Language Impairments, Speech Impairments
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 (free; available in large print, audiotape, computer disk, braille, and electronic bulletin board).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD.