ERIC Number: EJ694090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-1
Social Story Intervention: Improving Communication Skills in a Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Adams, L.; Gouvousis, A.; VanLue, M.; Waldron, C.
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v19 n2 p87-94 Jun 2004
A social story is a short story that describes social situations in terms of relevant cues and often defines appropriate responses for children diagnosed with autism. Limited empirical evidence has been found to support the effectiveness of social story intervention. The authors of this article attempted to quantitatively and qualitatively investigate the effectiveness and carryover effects of social story intervention. Through the use of a single case study and an ABAB statistical design, the frustration behaviors exhibited by a school-age child with Asperger syndrome were targeted in the home environment during homework time. Results from this study suggest that social story intervention is a beneficial tool in decreasing frustration behaviors exhibited during homework time. Additionally, carryover of social story intervention was evidenced within the classroom environment.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Family Environment, Cues, Classroom Environment, Homework, Communication Skills, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Behavior Modification
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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