Behavior: Silent Speech

Kari Harrington is seven years old and a victim of severe cerebral palsy. Thus she lacks the muscular coordination necessary for controlled movement and speech, and is virtually restricted to a wheelchair. Like many other victims of the disease, she will never be able to move around normally or speak well enough to be understood. Now an experimental training program that uses printed symbols to convey meaning has begun to draw her out of her isolated world.

The Ontario Crippled Children's Centre in Toronto, where Kari is a pupil, is successfully using a system of symbols as a substitute for spoken language....

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