Communication/Interaction Development at Mealtimes for the Multiply Handicapped Child Implications for the Use of Augmentative Communication Systems Research Article
Research Article  |   October 01, 1981
Communication/Interaction Development at Mealtimes for the Multiply Handicapped Child
 
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  • Suzanne Evans Morris is a part-time Speech-Language Pathologist at the Southern Wisconsin Cerebral Palsy Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin. She maintains an active practice consisting of consultation, continuing education workshops, and clinical research in the area of prespeech and language disorders. Reprint requests should go to her at 202 Shepard Terrace, Madison, Wisconsin 53705.
    Suzanne Evans Morris is a part-time Speech-Language Pathologist at the Southern Wisconsin Cerebral Palsy Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin. She maintains an active practice consisting of consultation, continuing education workshops, and clinical research in the area of prespeech and language disorders. Reprint requests should go to her at 202 Shepard Terrace, Madison, Wisconsin 53705.×
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Research Article   |   October 01, 1981
Communication/Interaction Development at Mealtimes for the Multiply Handicapped Child
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1981, Vol. 12, 216-232. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1204.216
History: Received December 12, 1980 , Accepted March 10, 1981
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1981, Vol. 12, 216-232. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1204.216
History: Received December 12, 1980; Accepted March 10, 1981

The mealtime setting can be creatively used by the speech-language pathologist to increase the positive interactions between the child and caregiver and to establish the basic prerequisites for the development of communication. Specific program suggestions are provided to enable the speech-language pathologist to utilize the mealtime setting to integrate both vocal and nonvocal communicative objectives. The roots of interaction and communication which underly both vocal and nonvocal systems are described.

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