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ERIC Number: EJ904437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1080-4013
Importance of Treatment Efficacy Research on Language Comprehension in MR/DD Research
Gillum, Heather; Camarata, Stephen
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, v10 n3 p201-207 Aug 2004
The purpose of this review is to discuss the importance of treatment efficacy research in language comprehension in MR/DD populations. Although receptive language deficit is an integral part of most MR/DD typologies, there have been relatively few studies evaluating the effectiveness or efficacy of treatment for this condition. Recently, there has been increased attention placed on auditory processing in children with disabilities, an aspect of cognition related to receptive language, but there have also been few studies investigating the effectiveness or efficacy of training designed to improve auditory processing. In addition to arguing that additional studies in this area are needed, the review includes several theoretical frameworks for addressing the treatment of receptive language deficits in MR/DD. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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