David L Westling

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A custom-designed foam rubber headpiece was used during lunch with a multiply handicapped child to reduce the occurrences of an asymmetrical tonic neck reflex. After the inappropriate reflex was inhibited, the apparatus was gradually faded out by cutting away sections of the rubber. Ultimately, the headpiece was completely eliminated and the asymmetrical(More)
An intraclassroom (within-subject) comparison of two arrangements (one-to-one and small group) for teaching profoundly mentally retarded children was conducted. The dependent variables were teacher on-task time (the duration of minutes spent teaching behavioral objectives), the frequency of instructor turnaways per instructional minutes (the number of times(More)
Postsecondary education programs have increased opportunities for students with and without intellectual disabilities to study abroad as inclusive classes. Using open-coding qualitative techniques, the authors examined an inclusive study abroad group's daily reflective journals during a study abroad trip to London and Dublin. Three shared categories emerged(More)
Purpose The principles of interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) are illustrated through the case of Mary, a child with severe disabilities. Method Mary's experiences from early childhood to young adulthood are highlighted by both optimal and less-than-ideal examples of clinical services and collaborative practice. The range of collaboration(More)
INTRODUCTION This article presents emerging neurological findings in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with particular attention to how this information might inform treatment practices addressing communication impairments. METHODS The article begins with a general discussion of the brain-behaviour relationship and moves to the presentation of recent(More)
UNLABELLED Speech-language pathologists in school settings were surveyed with an instrument created from the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities' quality indicators self-assessment tool. Participants valued practice indicators of quality communication assessment and intervention to a higher degree than(More)
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