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ERIC Number: EJ782113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1362-3613
Communicative Spontaneity of Children with Autism: A Preliminary Analysis
Chiang, Hsu-Min
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v12 n1 p9-21 2008
The communicative spontaneity of children with autism who had limited spoken language in their natural environment was investigated. This naturalistic observation is a preliminary study using a continuum model to describe the nature of communicative spontaneity. The results indicate that the level of communicative spontaneity in the natural environment varied (1) along a continuum, (2) across communicative forms, functions, activities, partners and consequences, and (3) across the effectiveness of requesting and rejecting functions. The findings from this study may provide some directions for future study. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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