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ERIC Number: EJ1095627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0271-1214
Instruction in Letter-Sound Correspondences for Children with Autism and Limited Speech
Benedek-Wood, Elizabeth; McNaughton, David; Light, Janice
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, v36 n1 p43-54 May 2016
This study used a multiple probe across participants' research design to evaluate the effects of instruction on the acquisition of letter-sound correspondences (LSCs) by three young children with autism spectrum disorder and limited speech. All three children (ages 3-5 years) reached criterion for identifying the LSCs targeted during instruction, and a Nonoverlap of All Pairs (NAP) analysis showed evidence of medium to strong treatment effects. All three children also provided evidence of maintenance and generalization of LSC skills to other tasks. Implications for instruction and future research directions are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A