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A comparison of methods for teaching graphic-based referencing to children with ASD: levels of iconicity [Abstract]

Carr, Deborah and Felce, Janet Anne 2008. A comparison of methods for teaching graphic-based referencing to children with ASD: levels of iconicity [Abstract]. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 52 (8-9) , p. 682. 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2008.01087.x

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Abstract

Aim: Two methods were compared for teaching correspondences between item and colour combinations and their graphic-based representations to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and severe language impairments. The teaching methods compared were a conventional error correction procedure and an error prevention procedure based on the principles of fast-mapping and exclusion. Method: Participants were children aged 4–7, with ASD and severe language impairments. The children were required to request two desired items in sets of 3 different colours, using a combination of colour plus line drawing. Each teaching procedure was applied with one of the colour and item sets, using one item and two colours from each set. Generalization of learning was assessed with the second item and the third colour from each set. Order of condition presentation was counterbalanced across the participants in a within-subjects, repeated measures design. Accuracy of exchanges was scored in a series of learning outcome tests. Results: Where differences in learning outcomes and generalization occurred between the teaching methods, scores were higher after teaching with the error prevention method. Conclusions: The error prevention teaching procedure facilitates acquisition and generalization of correspondences between item and colour combinations and their graphic representations for some children with ASD.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Additional Information: Special Issue: People with Intellectual Disabilities: Citizens in the World Symposium: Language, literacy, numeracy & IT
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISSN: 0964-2633
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Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 13:38
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/17521

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