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ERIC Number: EJ785923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1088-3576
Social Story[Trademark sign] Efficacy with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Moderate Intellectual Disability
Reynhout, Georgina; Carter, Mark
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v22 n3 p173-182 Fall 2007
Social Stories[Trademark sign] have gained wide acceptance as an intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), yet extant research provides little empirical evidence in support of their efficacy. This study examines the use of Social Stories to target repetitive tapping behavior displayed by a child with ASD, moderate intellectual disability, and associated language impairment. Over an extended period there was evidence of a decrease in the target behavior. Further, this decrease was associated with increased comprehension of the Social Story. The findings suggest that it is appropriate to consider language skills when evaluating the suitability of this intervention for students with moderate intellectual disabilities and to monitor comprehension.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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