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ERIC Number: EJ900415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Teaching Children with Autism to Request Information
Shillingsburg, M. Alice; Valentino, Amber L.; Bowen, Crystal N.; Bradley, Danielle; Zavatkay, Dana
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v5 n1 p670-679 Jan-Mar 2011
Question asking behavior, or requesting information, is often deficient in children with autism and can prove challenging to teach. Currently, there exists a paucity of research regarding the types of teaching strategies that are effective in teaching children with autism this crucial skill. The purpose of the present study was to examine strategies to teach two children with autism to request information using "when?," "who?," "where?," and "which?" Results indicated successful acquisition and maintenance of all "wh" questions. Generalization to untaught scenarios within the same request form was observed more quickly when a general response topography was taught than when a specific response topography was taught. The applied value of the current findings is discussed as well as areas for future research. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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