Therrien, M., & Light, J. (2016, November). “Book Buddies”: Using the iPad to support peer interaction for preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Presentation at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), Philadelphia, PA. [Handout].
Abstract: This session presents the results of an investigation into the effects of a social interaction intervention on communicative turns and engagement for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and peers without disabilities. Visual scene displays (VSDs) programmed on the iPad with a communication app and a dyad-focused training are the key elements of the intervention.