ERIC Number: EJ1016453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Effects of Wh-Question Graphic Organizers on Reading Comprehension Skills of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Bethune, Keri S.; Wood,Charles L.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v48 n2 p236-244 Jun 2013
Students with autism spectrum disorders often have difficulty with reading comprehension. This study used a delayed multiple baseline across participants design to evaluate the effects of graphic organizers on the accuracy of wh-questions answered following short passage reading. Participants were three elementary-age students with autism spectrum disorder. Results indicated improved accuracy of responses to wh-questions, generalization, and maintenance of gains following intervention. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Reading Comprehension, Instructional Materials, Elementary School Students, Reading Instruction, Accuracy, Responses, Instructional Effectiveness
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site: http://daddcec.org/Publications/ETADDJournal.aspx
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Leiter International Performance Scale
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