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.
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 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.