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Research Article  |   January 1984
Telephone Call Aid for Problems of Visual Sequencing
Author Affiliations
  • Louise Ores is a Junior Student, Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Associated Health Professions, University of Illinois at Chicago 60612
  • Lillian Hoyle Parent, M.A., OTR, FAOTA, is Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Associated Health Professions, University of Illinois at Chicago 60612
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Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Features
Research Article   |   January 1984
Telephone Call Aid for Problems of Visual Sequencing
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 1984, Vol. 38, 40-43. doi:10.5014/ajot.38.1.40
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 1984, Vol. 38, 40-43. doi:10.5014/ajot.38.1.40
Abstract

People with problems of visual sequencing and impaired immediate memory have difficulty placing telephone calls independently. A Call Aid, created from an inexpensive spiral-bound pad of 3 x 5 inch cards, enabled people with visual sequencing problems to make a telephone call independently. In a pre-test, post-test study, nine of ten trainable mentally handicapped adolescents, IQ range 40-55, were able to dial successfully immediately after training and 1 week later. Construction of the Call Aid is described.