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Identifying patterns of communicative behaviors in girls with Rett syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17114158     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to investigate behaviors of girls with Rett syndrome under different conditions and to determine if there were patterns of functional communicative behaviors. Six communication protocols portraying familiar and non-familiar activities were created to assist in identifying specified behaviors. The protocols incorporated activities and pre-scheduled interruptions designed to enhance communicative behaviors. Eight girls in the third and fourth stages of Rett syndrome were videotaped during the protocols. Results indicated that the girls' alternating eye gazing increased and persistence decreased when activities were interrupted. Additional behaviors varied by participant across different protocols. Several patterns of effective and ineffective communication were observed. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.
Orit E Hetzroni; Corinne Rubin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Augmentative and alternative communication (Baltimore, Md. : 1985)     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1477-3848     ISO Abbreviation:  Augment Altern Commun     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-20     Completed Date:  2006-12-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8504574     Medline TA:  Augment Altern Commun     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Education, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Child Behavior*
Child, Preschool
Fixation, Ocular
Rett Syndrome / physiopathology,  psychology*
Social Behavior*

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