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ERIC Number: EJ1141126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Milieu Training for Adults with Severe Intellectual Disability: A Clinical Illustration
Lacey, Emily A. B.; Ogletree, Billy T.; Rice, Tracie; Rose, Amy
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v38 n3 p179-184 May 2017
This brief clinical exchange article supports the use of milieu training (MT) as a communication treatment option for adults with severe intellectual disabilities (SID). It examines aspects of MT that appear well matched to the communication and other abilities of adults with SID. It also provides an argument that MT is not unlike functional communication training (FCT), an intervention frequently and successfully used with adults with SID. In addition, Developing Communicative Interactions (DCI), one little-known framework that advocates for MT use with this population, is briefly introduced. Finally, a clinical example is provided that illustrates the application of MT with one adult with SID. The article concludes with comments for clinicians charged with communication treatment for this special population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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