Assistive positioning as a control parameter of social-communicative interactions between students with profound multiple disabilities and classroom staff.

@article{McEwen1992AssistivePA,
  title={Assistive positioning as a control parameter of social-communicative interactions between students with profound multiple disabilities and classroom staff.},
  author={Irene R McEwen},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={1992},
  volume={72 9},
  pages={634-44; discussion 644-7}
}
This study examined the effects of assistive positioning on social-communicative interactions between 10 students, 6 to 12 years of age, with profound multiple disabilities, and their classroom staff. Interactions were videotaped in the students' classrooms when each student was positioned using a wheelchair, a sidelyer, and a mat on the floor. Data were analyzed by repeated-measures analysis of variance. During unstructured interactions, adults initiated communication at higher rates when… CONTINUE READING

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