Efficacy of Handheld Electronic Visual Supports to Enhance Vocabulary in Children With ASD

This study involved the implementation of an alternating-treatment design to investigate the effects of tablet computer-based visual scripts on vocabulary use in three 8- to 14-year-old children with autism. Results indicated that participants showed increased use of verbs or nouns with the treatment materials, participants required less invasive prompts as the project progressed.

Ganz, Jennifer B., Boles, Margot B., Goodwyn, Fara D., Flores, Margaret M. (2014). Efficacy of Handheld Electronic Visual Supports to Enhance Vocabulary in Children With ASD. Focus on Autism and other Developmental Disabilities, 29, 3-12.

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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