ERIC Number: EJ1154524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching Reading Comprehension Skills to a Child with Autism Using Behaviour Skills Training
Singh, Binita D.; Moore, Dennis W.; Furlonger, Brett E.; Anderson, Angelika; Busacca, Margherita L.; English, Derek L.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n10 p3049-3058 Oct 2017
A multiple probe design across skills was used to examine the effects of behaviour skills training (BST) on teaching four reading comprehension skills (predicting, questioning, clarifying, and summarizing) to a 7th grade student with autism. Following baseline, the student received 12 sessions of BST during which each skill was taught to criterion. At each session, data was also collected on the accuracy of oral responses to 10 comprehension questions. BST was associated with clear gains in the participant's performance on each comprehension skill, along with concomitant gains in reading comprehension both on the daily probes and a standardized measure. Skills maintained at follow-up support the conclusion that BST was effective in improving the comprehension skills of a child with autism.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Autism, Reading Skills, Prediction, Questioning Techniques, Intervention, Oral Language, Responses, Skill Development, Student Behavior, Training, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Grade 7
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Education Level: Grade 7
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