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ERIC Number: EJ950776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Effects of a Treatment Package on Imitated and Spontaneous Verbal Requests in Children with Autism
Ganz, Jennifer B.; Flores, Margaret M.; Lashley, Erin E.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v46 n4 p596-606 Dec 2011
Students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have difficulties with verbal language. Many interventions to remediate such deficits require numerous materials and significant teacher time. This study sought to determine if a simple multi-component intervention that incorporated noncontingent reinforcement (NCR) and verbal modeling would result in increased spontaneous verbal requesting in two preschool boys with autism. Results indicated that the participants did increase use of spontaneous and imitated verbal requests. Implications are discussed. (Contains 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: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule; Childhood Autism Rating Scale