Social and Academic Success for Children With ASD
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This journal self-study addresses research and treatment ideas to improve the social and academic success of verbal elementary-age children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The self-study includes articles on two narrative intervention programs designed to improve the narrative abilities of children with ASD, which offer suggestions for how to implement such programs in clinical practice.
It also includes a study that investigates how children with ASD understand and use gestures to identify nonpresent objects, with the intent of informing the design of intervention approaches for improved gesture use. A fourth article discusses teaching break requests to a child with ASD to help decrease problem behaviors and increase task engagement, which may improve the child’s achievement of treatment goals. Clinicians can use this information clinically to address the narrative and gesture skills of children with ASD and incorporate techniques to help address problem behaviors that may interfere with progress in treatment.
You will be able to:
- explain the impact of narrative skills and gesture use during storytelling on social and academic success
- describe the strengths and weaknesses children with autism spectrum disorder demonstrate in relation to narration and gesture use
- identify the components of a narrative intervention program that appear to positively affect the narrative skills of children with ASD
- explain how teaching a child with ASD to request breaks during tasks may affect the child’s behavior and task engagement
Here's what your colleagues have to say:
"Having the pre-selected articles on the topic was just great. They're current and evidence-based and really helpful. I will use the narrative articles immediately in improving my treatment sessions."-Elizabeth Burke, MS, CCC-SLP
What is a journal self-study?
A journal self-study is a set of articles from ASHA's peer-reviewed, scholarly journals and policy documents to read at your leisure. Some journal self-studies are online and others include a printed copy.
Online, multiple-choice exam