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ERIC Number: EJ873829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1088-3576
Power Cards to Improve Conversational Skills in Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome
Davis, Kathy M.; Boon, Richard T.; Cihak, David F.; Fore, Cecil, III
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v25 n1 p12-22 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Power Cards on the initiation and maintenance of conversational skills in students with Asperger syndrome. Three high school students with Asperger Syndrome participated in this study. Power Cards were used to prompt students' previously learned conversational skills in a multiple-baseline design across students. Results can be interpreted to conclude that there was a functional relationship between use of Power Cards and the percentage of time students engaged in conversations that focused on the interests of their conversational partners. Power Cards are inexpensive, easy to make, and may be useful for high school students with Asperger Syndrome. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A