A preliminary analysis of teaching improvisation with the picture exchange communication system to children with autism.

Abstract

Two young boys with autism who used the picture exchange communication system were taught to solve problems (improvise) by using descriptors (functions, colors, and shapes) to request desired items for which specific pictures were unavailable. The results of a multiple baseline across descriptors showed that training increased the number of improvised requests, and that these skills generalized to novel items, and across settings and listeners in the natural environment.

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@article{Marckel2006APA, title={A preliminary analysis of teaching improvisation with the picture exchange communication system to children with autism.}, author={Julie M Marckel and Nancy A Neef and Summer J Ferreri}, journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis}, year={2006}, volume={39 1}, pages={109-15} }