Authors: Hooper J, Connell TM, Flett PJ
Title: Blissymbols and manual signs: A multimodal approach to intervention in a case of multiple disability
Source: Augmentative and Alternative Communication 1987 3(2): 68-76
Year: 1987
Research Design: Single Case Design

This case study describes a multimodal intervention program for a g-year-old girl with severe communication problems secondary to cerebral palsy, receptive dysphasia, and auditory agnosia. This child had no formal communication method prior to the age of 8 years. The intervention program combined manual signs and graphic symbols, was intensive, highly structured, and had significant positive results. Children with multiple handicaps are often not investigated thoroughly. This results in erroneous assumptions about their present and future levels of functioning.

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