Tutorial Teaching Communicative Rejecting to Children With Severe Disabilities Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   February 01, 2004
Tutorial
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jeff Sigafoos, PhD
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Erik Drasgow
    University of South Carolina, Columbia
  • Joe Reichle
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Mark O’Reilly
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Vanessa A. Green
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Kathleen Tait
    University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Contact author: Jeff Sigafoos, PhD, Department of Special Education, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, D5300, Austin, TX 78712-1290.
    Contact author: Jeff Sigafoos, PhD, Department of Special Education, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, D5300, Austin, TX 78712-1290.×
  • Corresponding author: E-mail: j.sigafoos@mail.utexas.edu
Article Information
Clinical Forum: Intervention Strategies for Severe Disabilities
Clinical Forum   |   February 01, 2004
Tutorial
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, February 2004, Vol. 13, 31-42. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2004/005)
History: Received April 18, 2003 , Accepted January 19, 2004
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, February 2004, Vol. 13, 31-42. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2004/005)
History: Received April 18, 2003; Accepted January 19, 2004
Web of Science® Times Cited: 12

Children with severe disabilities typically require systematic instruction to develop their communication abilities. Intervention can begin by teaching functional communication skills related to requesting and rejecting. Although a considerable amount of research has focused on teaching requesting, there is an emerging literature on teaching rejecting. The aim of this tutorial is to review the emerging literature on teaching communicative rejecting to children with severe disabilities. This review considers (a) the definition of communicative rejecting, (b) reasons for teaching communicative rejecting, (c) types of communicative rejecting, and (d) empirically validated strategies for teaching communicative rejecting to children with severe disabilities. The authors include a case study to illustrate the major steps in teaching communicative rejecting to children with severe disabilities.

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