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ERIC Number: EJ838043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1088-3576
Teaching Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Answer Inferential "Why" Questions
Hundert, Joel; van Delft, Sari
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v24 n2 p67-76 2009
A multiple-probe design was used to evaluate the effects of training on three children functioning on the higher end of the autism spectrum who were individually taught to answer each of three types of inferential "why" questions: (a) questions based on a three-card picture sequence, (b) questions based on a verbally presented brief story, and (c) general information questions. All children successfully learned to answer inferential "why" questions and generalized that training to the correct answering of untrained questions of the same type. However, children were not able to answer other types of inferential "why" questions until they were directly trained in that format. Implications for practice are discussed. (Contains 3 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales; Wechsler Individual Achievement Test; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children