A natural language teaching paradigm for nonverbal autistic children

The purpose of this study was to attempt to improve verbal language acquisition for nonverbal autistic children by manipulating traditional teaching techniques so they incorporated parameters of natural language interactions and motivational techniques

Robert L. Koegel

2005

Scholarcy highlights

  • The purpose of this study was to attempt to improve verbal language acquisition for nonverbal autistic children by manipulating traditional teaching techniques so they incorporated parameters of natural language interactions and motivational techniques
  • treatment was conducted in a baseline condition with trials presented
  • these variables were manipulated in the natural language teaching condition
  • trials were conducted within a natural interchange
  • Treatment and generalization data demonstrated that manipulation of these variables resulted in broadly generalized treatment gains
  • Research supported by Grant No 1-NS-9-2305 from the National Institute
  • The authors would like to express appreciation to Jean Bramer, Karen Kozloff, Sue Risi, Ilene Schwartz, Connie Wehara, and Mary Zimmer for assisting in the clinical treatment, data collection, and conceptual input during this research

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