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ERIC Number: EJ920096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Using the Smart Board in Teaching Social Stories to Students with Autism
Xin, Joy F.; Sutman, Frank X.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v43 n4 p18-24 Mar-Apr 2011
Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) typically display great difficulties in social-communication and interaction skills. Their difficulties with communication skills can impede their social interactions with both peers and adults. Thus, an important goal of interventions for children with ASD is to better ensure their social communicative development. To accomplish this goal, instruction should focus on improving their social communication skills and reducing their inappropriate behavior. Since the 1990s, many teachers have used an intervention called "social stories" to facilitate socialization skills and to teach children with ASD to apply these skills in specific social situations. According to Hagiwara and Myles (1999), computer technology can enhance the effect of social stories in teaching social and behavioral skills to children with ASD. This article describes how two special education teachers use a Smart Board to teach social stories to students. These lessons include individual student self-modeling to encourage social skills development. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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