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ERIC Number: EJ1057963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: EISSN-1918-5979
Enhancing Reading Comprehension among Students with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Randomized Pilot Study
Roux, Catherine; Dion, Eric; Barrette, Anne
Canadian Journal of Education, v38 n1 2015
Reading with comprehension is a challenge for students with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. Unfortunately, research has little to offer to teachers trying to help these students. The present study pilots a new intervention targeting vocabulary, main idea identification, anaphoric relations, and text structure. Students (N = 13, M [subscript age] = 9 years) were randomly assigned to either a control or an intervention condition. Descriptive analyses suggest that the intervention is effective; compared with their control condition peers, students in the intervention condition apparently made more progress on the vocabulary, main idea identification, and comprehension measures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Montreal)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children