Teaching Open-Ended Partner-Focused Questions to Adolescents With Autism to Enhance Communicative Competence — Presentation

Serpentine, L., Drager, K., Clark, E., (November 15, 2013).  Teaching Open-Ended Partner-Focused Questions to Adolescents With Autism to Enhance Communicative Competence.  Poster at ASHA in Chicago, IL.

Abstract:

This poster presents research evaluating the effects of an instructional program to teach adolescents with Asperger syndrome to ask partner-focused questions in conversations with non-disabled students. Results indicated that all participants learned to ask partner-focused questions and to generalize and maintain the skill.  Clinical implications and limitations are discussed.

 

Learner Outcomes:

Learner Outcome 1: Describe major elements of the study design

Learner Outcome 2: Discuss the authors’ conclusions

Learner Outcome 3: Identify possible implications for practice

Dr. Elizabeth Serpentine completed her PhD at Penn State in May of 2012.  She presented as a co-author for Parenting a Child With Autism: Parents’ Perspectives at Different Stages at ASHA 2012.  At this time her areas of research interest include use of evidence-based practice, communicative competence, and transition/employment for individuals with autism.

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