Follow the Leader

Dr. Empress Zedler discusses the imitation therapy technique developed at the Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic at Southwest Texas State University and used with non-verbal children who have the capacity to acquire speech but do not. Includes footage of actual therapy sessions and interviews with therapists.  This film was produced around 1974 at SWT.


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Follow the Leader: Imitative Therapy discussion by Dr. Empress Y. Zedler

Speech, Language, Hearing Clinic

Southwest Texas State University c.1974


Speech pathology consultant – Pat Porter

Therapists – Karen Choate, Linda Gibbs, Laura Hughes, Dale Shearer


Funding for this film was provided by
the Special Education Foundation for Southwest Texas State University.