Management of Speech and Language Impairment in a Case of Prader-Willi Syndrome This case report describes the speech and language characteristics of a young girl with Prader-Willi syndrome and the therapy procedures used over a 10-month period. The lack of cooperation and motivation present in this case was effectively managed with contingent reinforcement procedures, which capitalized on the food preoccupation of Prader-Willi ... Research Article
Research Article  |   October 01, 1982
Management of Speech and Language Impairment in a Case of Prader-Willi Syndrome
 
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  • Nellie K. Edmonston is a Speech-Language Pathologist with the Sherburne-Earlville Central School, Sherburne, New York 13460. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at 30 Maple Avenue, Hamilton, NY 13346.
    Nellie K. Edmonston is a Speech-Language Pathologist with the Sherburne-Earlville Central School, Sherburne, New York 13460. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at 30 Maple Avenue, Hamilton, NY 13346.×
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Research Article   |   October 01, 1982
Management of Speech and Language Impairment in a Case of Prader-Willi Syndrome
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1982, Vol. 13, 241-245. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1304.241
History: Received February 20, 1981 , Accepted June 1, 1981
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1982, Vol. 13, 241-245. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1304.241
History: Received February 20, 1981; Accepted June 1, 1981

This case report describes the speech and language characteristics of a young girl with Prader-Willi syndrome and the therapy procedures used over a 10-month period. The lack of cooperation and motivation present in this case was effectively managed with contingent reinforcement procedures, which capitalized on the food preoccupation of Prader-Willi children without upsetting the requirement for a controlled caloric intake.

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