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The effectiveness of direct instruction for teaching language to children with autism spectrum disorders: identifying materials.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18563547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) frequently demonstrate language delays (American Psychiatric Association 2000). This study investigated the effects of a Direct Instruction (DI) language program implemented with elementary students with ASD. There is little research in the area of DI as a language intervention for students with ASD. This study examined the effectiveness of DI with regard to students' oral language skills, specifically the identification of materials of which objects were made. A single-subject changing criterion design was employed. A functional relation between DI and oral language skills was demonstrated through replication of skill increase over three criterion changes and across three students. The results and their implications are discussed further.
Jennifer B Ganz; Margaret M Flores
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-06-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of autism and developmental disorders     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0162-3257     ISO Abbreviation:  J Autism Dev Disord     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-18     Completed Date:  2009-03-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904301     Medline TA:  J Autism Dev Disord     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Autistic Disorder / therapy*
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive / therapy*
Concept Formation
Education, Special / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Language Development Disorders / therapy*
Language Therapy / methods*
Treatment Outcome

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