Blissymbolics—A Nonverbal Communication System Until recently, speech-language pathologists have shown little interest in seeking alternate forms of communication when functional verbal communication is not attainable. There is a paucity of literature dealing with nonverbal communication systems for people lacking functional verbal communication for reasons other than deafness. Blissymbolics is a logical, visual language that ... Articles
Articles  |   November 01, 1977
Blissymbolics—A Nonverbal Communication System
 
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Articles   |   November 01, 1977
Blissymbolics—A Nonverbal Communication System
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1977, Vol. 42, 568-579. doi:10.1044/jshd.4204.568
History: Received May 7, 1977 , Accepted August 5, 1977
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1977, Vol. 42, 568-579. doi:10.1044/jshd.4204.568
History: Received May 7, 1977; Accepted August 5, 1977

Until recently, speech-language pathologists have shown little interest in seeking alternate forms of communication when functional verbal communication is not attainable. There is a paucity of literature dealing with nonverbal communication systems for people lacking functional verbal communication for reasons other than deafness. Blissymbolics is a logical, visual language that has provided functional communication for nonverbal cerebral-palsied children. The full potential and application of Blissymbolics has only begun to be realized, and there is much need for experimentation and research. This paper describes the system and suggests areas for future application and development.

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