ERIC Number: EJ579570
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Procedures for Teaching Appropriate Gestural Communication Skills to Children with Autism.
Buffington, Dawn M.; Krantz, Patricia J.; Poulson, Claire L.; McClannahan, Lynn E.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v28 n6 p535-45 Dec 1998
Four children (ages 4-6) with autism were taught to use gestures in combination with oral communication. Intervention was introduced successively across three response categories that contained gestures representative of attention-directing/getting, affective, and descriptive behavior. Results indicated that all participants acquired this skill with the systematic implementation of modeling, prompting, and reinforcement. (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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