ERIC Number: EJ825251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
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Social Stories: Mechanisms of Effectiveness in Increasing Game Play Skills in Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder Using a Pretest Posttest Repeated Measures Randomized Control Group Design
Quirmbach, Linda M.; Lincoln, Alan J.; Feinberg-Gizzo, Monica J.; Ingersoll, Brooke R.; Andrews, Siri M.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v39 n2 p299-321 Feb 2009
An increasing body of literature has indicated that social stories are an effective way to teach individuals diagnosed with autism appropriate social behavior. This study compared two formats of a social story targeting the improvement of social skills during game play using a pretest posttest repeated measures randomized control group design. A total of 45 children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ages 7-14 were randomly assigned to standard, directive, or control story conditions. Results demonstrated that the standard and directive story formats were equally as effective in eliciting, generalizing and maintaining the targeted social skills in participants who had prior game play experience and Verbal Comprehension Index (VCI) scores from the WISC-IV intelligence test in the borderline range or above.
Descriptors: Control Groups, Social Behavior, Autism, Pretests Posttests, Intelligence Tests, Children, Clinical Diagnosis, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis, Games, Scores, Verbal Ability, Story Reading
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