A Foster Home Approach to Speech Therapy This paper describes a language development program for a six-year-old child. The program consisted of foster home placement in a home where both parents were speech clinicians, and the program of instruction included an operant approach in the home and a three-hour therapy session each day at a university speech ... Case Reports
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A Foster Home Approach to Speech Therapy
 
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Case Reports   |   May 01, 1971
A Foster Home Approach to Speech Therapy
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1971, Vol. 36, 257-263. doi:10.1044/jshd.3602.257
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1971, Vol. 36, 257-263. doi:10.1044/jshd.3602.257

This paper describes a language development program for a six-year-old child. The program consisted of foster home placement in a home where both parents were speech clinicians, and the program of instruction included an operant approach in the home and a three-hour therapy session each day at a university speech and hearing clinic. During the first week of the child’s stay, he initiated 55 verbalizations with a total of five separate words. By the end of the sixth week he was attempting over 1000 verbalizations a week and a total of 65 separate words were produced.

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