The Use of Written Language as a Communication System for an Autistic Child Recent clinical practice has resulted in the development of a procedure to facilitate nonverbal language acquisition in an autistic child. Failure of therapeutic procedures to elicit verbal expressive skills led the clinicians to pursue an alternative communication system, written functional communication. A patterned language program was initiated to (1) develop ... Case Reports
Case Reports  |   May 01, 1972
The Use of Written Language as a Communication System for an Autistic Child
 
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Case Reports   |   May 01, 1972
The Use of Written Language as a Communication System for an Autistic Child
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1972, Vol. 37, 258-261. doi:10.1044/jshd.3702.258
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1972, Vol. 37, 258-261. doi:10.1044/jshd.3702.258

Recent clinical practice has resulted in the development of a procedure to facilitate nonverbal language acquisition in an autistic child. Failure of therapeutic procedures to elicit verbal expressive skills led the clinicians to pursue an alternative communication system, written functional communication. A patterned language program was initiated to (1) develop a beginning functional vocabulary with word cards; (2) determine the correct semantic and syntactical sequencing of the word cards; and (3) transfer the concepts learned with the word cards to written communication. Patterned written language seems to be an effective means of developing a secondary communication system for certain types of nonverbal children.

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