Psychosocial effects of an intensive summer communication program for cleft palate children.


Journal Article

The preventative psychosocial effects of an intensive summer residential program for children with communication disorders related to cleft lip and palate are evaluated. Twelve children completed the five-week program. Following the program, the children increased their social interaction rates during observed interactions with nonhandicapped peers and according to parent ratings. Less difference existed between the children's perceived reinforcement value of peer interactions, and their expectancies for initiating such interactions. The limitations of these findings due to the small sample size and the lack of a control group are discussed. The value of multimethod measurement systems are also discussed.

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Cited Authors

  • Lochman, JE; Haynes, SM; Dobson, EG

Published Date

  • January 1, 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 54 - 62

PubMed ID

  • 7273914

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7273914

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-3327

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-398X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/bf00706674


  • eng