ERIC Number: EJ1109683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effectiveness of Direct Instruction in Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Answer "Wh-" Questions
Cadette, Jessica N.; Wilson, Cynthia L.; Brady, Michael P.; Dukes, Charles; Bennett, Kyle D.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n9 p2968-2978 Sep 2016
Research on the effects of Direct Instruction (DI) among students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has only recently emerged. A benefit of DI is that it can be implemented with groups of students, which makes it potentially a cost effective method of instruction for some skills. In this study, we examined the effects of DI on teaching secondary students with ASD to answer three "wh-" questions. Using a multiple probe design across behaviors, results indicated the participants mastered two of the three "wh-" question types and made progress with the remaining question type. These results are discussed along with implications for educators instructing students with ASD.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teaching Methods, Direct Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Secondary School Students, Questioning Techniques
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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