ERIC Number: EJ464012
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Communication Intervention for Adults with Severe Mental Retardation.
McLean, Lee K.; McLean, James E.
Topics in Language Disorders, v13 n3 p47-60 May 1993
This article describes the communication characteristics and needs of adults with severe mental retardation and discusses a transactional approach to intervention for adults who do not communicate symbolically in any mode. The approach promotes communication skill development by considering communicative acts as critical antecedent and consequent events in the intervention process and by modifying communication environments. (JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme Issue: Adults with Mental Retardation: Maximizing Communicative Competence.