WHAT ARE THE APPLICATIONS OF COMMUNICATION THERAPY?
Because the label “childhood psychosis” appears to encompass amultitude of subgroups, it seems necessary to state that the therapy program as presented has been designed specifically for a group of children who, although they have serious communication problems, are rather verbal already, generally function intellectually in the borderline dull-normal to bright-normal range, and for two-thirds of whom a positive, if equivocal, diagnosis of organicity has been applied.However, it seems that the process considerations and their therapeutic implications are applicable, with somemodification, to other subgroups of psychotic children as well.
In addition, while this therapy model is designed particularly for communication behavior, the issues that it builds on to effect behavioral change in childhood psychosis are more far-reaching. Other remedial approaches, for example,those in the motor sphere, might consider these issues as well. Psychotherapy with these children has frequently been concerned with the lack of, and thus the development…
View original post 91 more words