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Tien, Kai-Chien – Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 2008
This research synthesis verifies the effectiveness of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) for improving the functional communication skills of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The research synthesis was focused on the degree to which variations in PECS training are associated with variations in functional…
Descriptors: Intervention, Autism, Communication Skills, Program Validation
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Myles, Brenda Smith; Lee, Hyo Jung; Smith, Sheila M.; Tien, Kai-Chien; Chou, Yu-Chi; Swanson, Terri Cooper; Hudson, Jill – Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 2007
This article presents the results of a large-scale study of the characteristics of 156 individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) ages 12 to 18. Specifically, cognitive (intellectual, empathizing, systemizing), adaptive behavior, behavior, temperament, and sensory profiles of study participants are overviewed. These characteristics are discussed as…
Descriptors: Asperger Syndrome, Adjustment (to Environment), Measures (Individuals), Individual Characteristics