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ERIC Number: ED163670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Acquisition of Expressive Sign Language by Autistic Children.
Carr, Edward G.
The acquisition of expressive sign language was studied in four autistic children (ages 10-15 years). Ss were taught expressive sign labels for common objects using a training procedure consisting of prompting, fading, and stimulus totation. The signing of three of the Ss was found to be controlled solely by the visual cues associated with the object and to be independent of the therapist's verbalizing the name of the object. A learning set was observed such that fewer sessions were required to train later signs than earlier ones. (Author/DLS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (49th, Washington, D.C., March, 1978) ; Not available in hard copy due to light type; Best copy available