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ERIC Number: EJ900924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
Social Stories to Increase Verbal Initiation in Children with Autism and Asperger's Disorder
Hanley-Hochdorfer, Kathleen; Bray, Melissa A.; Kehle, Thomas J.; Elinoff, Mahri J.
School Psychology Review, v39 n3 p484-492 2010
Individuals with autism spectrum disorders experience pervasive social and communication skill deficits. One of the most popular treatment recommendations to address these deficits is the use of social stories. Although social stories are beneficial at reducing many disruptive behaviors, empirical evidence for their use to increase social and communication behaviors is limited. The present study, conducted in a natural setting, investigated the use of social stories to increase the prosocial behaviors of verbal initiations and contingent responses in students with either autism or Asperger's disorder. Results suggested that the efficaciousness of this widely accepted intervention is questionable and in need of further research. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A