Social Story™ Efficacy With a Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Moderate Intellectual Disability

Georgina Reynhout*, Mark Carter

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Social Stories™ have gained Wide acceptance as an intervention for children With autism spectrum disorders (ASD), yet extant research provides little empirical evidence in support of their efficacy. This study examines the use of Social Stories to target repetitive tapping behavior displayed by a child With ASD, moderate intellectual disability, and associated language impairment. Over an extended period there Was evidence of a decrease in the target behavior. Further, this decrease Was associated With increased comprehension of the Social Story. The findings suggest that it is appropriate to consider language skills When evaluating the suitability of this intervention for students With moderate intellectual disabilities and to monitor comprehension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-181
Number of pages9
JournalFocus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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