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Comparing tangible symbols, picture exchange, and a direct selection response for enabling two boys with developmental disabilities to access preferred stimuli

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Roche, L and Sigafoos, J and Lancioni, GE and O'Reilly, MF and van de Meer, L and Achmadi, D and Green, VA and Kagohara, D and Sutherland, D and Rayner, C and Marschik, PB, Comparing tangible symbols, picture exchange, and a direct selection response for enabling two boys with developmental disabilities to access preferred stimuli, Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 26, (3) pp. 249-261. ISSN 1056-263X (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s10882-013-9361-1

Abstract

We compared how quickly two boys with developmental disabilities learned to use tangible symbols, picture exchange, and a direct selection response to access cartoon videos. Intervention, aimed at teaching the boys to use each option, was evaluated in a multiple-baseline across participants and alternating treatments design. Following intervention, the boys were allowed to choose among the three options. Both participants learned to access six cartoon videos using the three options at comparable rates. Following acquisition, both boys most often chose to use tangible symbols. These findings are consistent with previous studies reporting comparable acquisition rates and a preference among communication options. The present study extends the literature by including a comparison of tangible symbols and a direct selection response. Our results provide additional support for the use of tangible symbols as a communication option for children with developmental disabilities.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:augmentative and alternative communication, autism spectrum disorders, developmental disability, direct selection, picture exchange, tangible symbols
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Special Education and Disability
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Special Needs Education
Author:Green, VA (Dr Vanessa Green)
Author:Rayner, C (Dr Christopher Rayner)
ID Code:87456
Year Published:2014 (online first 2013)
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-11-19
Last Modified:2017-01-11
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