Communication Intervention Involving Populations with Severe and Complex Communication Disorders
These clinical training activities through the Department of Communicative Disorders provide critical intervention to individuals, young and old, in Dane County who are unable to speak. These individuals rely on assistive technology to communicate. UW-Madison graduate students in training as speech and language pathologists work to design and implement effective intervention plans. The program has had long-standing collaborative relationships with the Madison Metropolitan School District and numerous residential and vocational agencies, such as Goodwill Industries and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. The program also partners with two clinics within the Waisman Center.
Through intervention programs and support, individuals with severe and complex communication needs are able to live fuller lives and participate more independently in their home communities. Typically, the program serves 12 to 15 clients and their teams per semester. The clients are able to shop in the community, obtain employment and socialize with family and friends through effective use of their communication systems and strategies. Sister programs at the Waisman Center serve a larger clinical population and are able to meet even more consumers' needs.
- Reative Community Living Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Successful Work Options, Goodwill Industries
- United Cerebral Palsy
- Lapham Early Childhood
Jamie Murray-Branch, Clinical Associate Professor
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College of Letters & Science
Project last updated on 1/24/2007