Textured Communication Systems for Individuals With Severe Intellectual and Dual Sensory Impairments This article presents the development of texture communication systems for use by individuals with severe intellectual and dual sensory impairments. The systems consist of tactually salient materials which refer to concrete objects and activities. A transdisciplinary team model was employed in teaching the use of the systems for requesting and ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1991
Textured Communication Systems for Individuals With Severe Intellectual and Dual Sensory Impairments
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jamie Murray-Branch
    Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Alice Udavari-Solner
    Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Brent Bailey
    Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Requests for reprints may be sent to Jamie Murray-Branch, Department of Communicative Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1975 Willow Drive, Madison, WI 53706.
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Research Article   |   January 01, 1991
Textured Communication Systems for Individuals With Severe Intellectual and Dual Sensory Impairments
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1991, Vol. 22, 260-268. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2201.260
History: Received August 10, 1989 , Accepted January 11, 1990
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1991, Vol. 22, 260-268. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2201.260
History: Received August 10, 1989; Accepted January 11, 1990

This article presents the development of texture communication systems for use by individuals with severe intellectual and dual sensory impairments. The systems consist of tactually salient materials which refer to concrete objects and activities. A transdisciplinary team model was employed in teaching the use of the systems for requesting and choice-making purposes. General phases of instruction, contextually based intervention strat-egies and criteria for selecting textures are discussed.

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