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ERIC Number: EJ885015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1034-912X
Improving the Manners of a Student with Autism: The Effects of Manipulating Perspective Holders in Social Stories[TM]--A Pilot Study
Okada, Shingo; Ohtake, Yoshihisa; Yanagihara, Masafumi
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v57 n2 p207-219 Jun 2010
This pilot study investigated the impact of manipulating the value of perspective sentences on improving the manners of a student with autism spectrum disorders. Three types of perspective sentences (sentences held by unknown persons, those held by familiar persons, and those held by the most preferred person) were alternately added to a Social Story[TM] to determine which perspective sentences were the most effective in improving the student's head and elbow positions during sitting at morning circle and lunch. Results indicated that the effectiveness of a Social Story[TM] did not seem to depend on whose perspectives the story used. Findings suggest that depicting only the perspectives of the most preferred person in the story may not be sufficiently powerful to change behaviours. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan