M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Developmentally disabled--Means of communication; Facilitated communication--New Jersey
The purpose of this study was an attempt to facilitate the communicative capabilities of a developmentally delayed child. Specifically, the target goal was to have the student mand (request) the word "juice." Aspects of four intervention techniques were implemented. The four techniques included; Easy Does it for Articulation : An Oral Motor Approach, Total Communication (TC), Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), and Verbal Behavior Analysis (VBA). The participant was a 7 year old developmentally delayed female student at a small school for special services in southern New Jersey. The study was conducted in five phases. Data was collected during the second (baseline) phase and the third (intervention) phase. The target goal was not accomplished however, it is felt that with more intervention sessions the student would have reached the target goal.
Finlay, Ryan, "Facilitating communication in a developmentally delayed child" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 613.