Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Communication Disorders & Special Education
Robert A, Gable
An alternating treatment design was used to compare the effects of two interventions on the initiations and on-topic responses of three adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. The interventions were participant specific social stories on an iPad and in paper format, both of which occurred in an after-school setting. Results indicated two participants increased the number of initiations and on-topic responses during gaming sessions over baseline levels. In addition, all three children generalized targeted skills to another typical peer while playing the same game introduced during baseline. Implications for current educational practices are addressed and directions for future research are discussed.
Anthony, Nicole A..
"Using Two Formats of a Social Story to Increase the Social-Communication Skills of Three Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders"
(2014). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Dissertation, Communication Disorders & Special Education, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/jtwp-0111