Establishing Imitative Speech Employing Operant Techniques in a Group Setting Language therapy programs using operant techniques to establish imitative language behavior in children with language deficits and behavior disturbances have been described previously. In those programs the clinician, or more often a team of clinicians, worked with one child at a time. In this study a team worked with four ... Case Reports
Case Reports  |   November 01, 1973
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Case Reports   |   November 01, 1973
Establishing Imitative Speech Employing Operant Techniques in a Group Setting
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1973, Vol. 38, 533-541. doi:10.1044/jshd.3804.533
History: Received March 23, 1973 , Accepted July 20, 1973
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1973, Vol. 38, 533-541. doi:10.1044/jshd.3804.533
History: Received March 23, 1973; Accepted July 20, 1973

Language therapy programs using operant techniques to establish imitative language behavior in children with language deficits and behavior disturbances have been described previously. In those programs the clinician, or more often a team of clinicians, worked with one child at a time. In this study a team worked with four children as a group. These children appeared to progress at a rate approximately equal to that of children receiving similar therapy individually. As there were several advantages to the group therapy, the authors urge further consideration of group therapy for this type of disorder.

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