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ERIC Number: EJ878401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
An Examination of the Effects of a Social Communication Intervention on the Play Behaviors of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Walberg, Jennifer Loncola; Craig-Unkefer, Lesley A.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v45 n1 p69-80 Mar 2010
This study examined the effect of a social-communication intervention on the play behaviors of children with autism. Six children between the ages of five and eight participated in this study that employed a single-subject, multiple baseline design. Children recruited from an urban Midwestern public school system participated in an intervention that utilized a plan-play-report format. A post hoc analysis was conducted to determine the effect of the intervention on peer communication, play behaviors and joint attention to determine if these behaviors were impacted by the intervention even though they were not specifically targeted. Results indicated that children demonstrate increases in their rates of the above behaviors. Discussion of results in light of known research in autism is highlighted. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A