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ERIC Number: EJ671449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0271-8294
Improving Functional Communication Skills in Adolescents and Young Adults with Severe Autism Using Gentle Teaching and Positive Approaches.
Polirstok, Susan Rovet; Dana, Lawrence; Buono, Serafino; Mongelli, Vita; Trubia, Grazia
Topics in Language Disorders, v23 n2 p146-53 Apr-Jun 2003
A study evaluated a therapeutic intervention program for young adults with severe autism at the Oasi Institute in Troina, Sicily. The program, which integrates gentle teaching, humanistic applied behavior analysis, and functional communication training, provides opportunities to acquire functional skills through errorless learning activities. Results indicated reductions in maladaptive behaviors. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy