ERIC Number: ED257233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Observational Study of the Use of Verbal Perseverations by Persons with Autism: Final Report, 8/83-10/84.
Rein, RaeLynn Pellinger
To assess whether verbal perseverations were used with communicative intent, 15 persons with autism (9-26 years old) were observed throughout four composite school or work days. Data were collected using an event-sampling procedure, with utterances coded according to function, setting, and response of listeners. Among results were that approximately 17% of the total number of utterances observed were verbal perseverations; and the majority of all utterances were used with communicative intent; that all utterances occurred most often in work settings, followed in order by transition and free time; and that the most common response to all utterances was neutral in nature, followed by no response. (CL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
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