ERIC Number: EJ1021184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Using Pivotal Response Training and Technology to Engage Preschoolers with Autism in Conversations
Stockall, Nancy; Dennis, Lindsay R.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v49 n4 p195-202 Mar 2014
It is well known that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) demonstrate a significant delay in language development that impacts their ability to engage in robust conversations. In this article the authors discuss two specific elements of pivotal response training--motivation and self-initiations--for children with ASD. Specific research-based intervention strategies are addressed for teaching preschoolers with ASD to ask questions leading to social conversations. Additionally, the authors suggest ways that teachers can embed technology, specifically the use of iPad apps, to further support conversations.
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Preschool Children, Responses, Training, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills, Language Acquisition, Language Skills, Attention, Visual Stimuli, Student Motivation, Questioning Techniques, Prompting, Technology Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
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