Dr. James D. MacDonald's Website
Helping Parents Help Children. Programs for Parents, Therapists & Educators
The Communicating Partners programs for Late talking children are based on over 30 years of research and development with children with and without concerns such as Autism, Asperger's syndrome, Down Syndrome, Attention disorders, Apraxia, and other conditions limiting language. The programs have now been tested in several independent settings by persons other than the originators. We feel confident from the extensive data in six studies and regular feedback from parents and professionals that Communicating Partners is a very effective way for adults to help children become, first , more interactive and then more communicative and conversational.
Below you will find summaries of the six major studies that have evaluated the effects of the approach.. Fuller analyses and description of the findings and implications will be published in the upcoming book "COMMUNICATING PARTNERS" available in 2004 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.