ERIC Number: EJ604925
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Teacher-Implemented Prelinguistic Communication Intervention.
McCathren, Rebecca B.
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v15 n1 p21-29 Spr 2000
This case study explored the efficacy of a prelinguistic intervention focused on ongoing daily activities in a preschool classroom for a 3-year-old boy with severe communication and cognitive delays. Strategies used included environmental arrangement, following the child's lead, imitation, modeling, and prompting. Results indicated the child increased his rate of intentional communication, eye contact, vocalizations, and gestures. (Contains extensive references.) (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Case Studies, Communication Disorders, Communication Skills, Developmental Disabilities, Early Intervention, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Interpersonal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Severe Disabilities
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A