Communication intervention in an adolescent with profound cognitive impairment and autistic features

South African Journal of Communication Disorders


 
 
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Title Communication intervention in an adolescent with profound cognitive impairment and autistic features
 
Creator Pansegrouw, Ilze Alant, Erna
 
Subject — profound cognitive impairment (PCI); communication intervention; independence training
Description The service delivery model currently used with a large proportion of profoundly cognitively impaired (PCI) persons, results in the under-utilization of their potential and often contributes to social isolation. By providing communication and independence training the self-actualisation potential and the right to power and control, is recognised. This single case study describes the implementation of a communication intervention model with a PCI adolescent. His mother was trained in the use of picture symbol task analysis as well as positive reinforcement to promote change in the adolescent's communication skills and independence. Results indicated significant changes in the skills of both participants and highlighted the mother's need for support to meet the demands of change.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
Contributor
Date 1996-12-31
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajcd.v43i1.239
 
Source South African Journal of Communication Disorders; Vol 43, No 1 (1996); 63–75 2225-4765 0379-8046
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://sajcd.org.za/index.php/sajcd/article/view/239/338
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Ilze Pansegrouw, Erna Alant https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0