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ERIC Number: EJ1151389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2506
Visual Aids for Positive Behavior Support of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Kidder, Jaimee E.; McDonnell, Andrea P.
Young Exceptional Children, v20 n3 p103-116 Sep 2017
Research suggests that many children with ASD are visual learners (Quill, 1997) and may struggle to comprehend expectations presented in a verbal mode only. Visually structured interventions present choices, expectations, tasks, and communication exchanges in a way that is appealing and approachable for visual learners. There are many types of visual supports available to service providers and families. This article provides a summary of those interventions that have been specifically shown to reduce challenging behaviors in children with ASD, based on a review of current research. Methods include activity schedules, contingency mapping, cueing, symbol exchange, and social narratives. A comparison of these interventions is also provided.
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Language: English
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