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Improving conversational communication in Mexican-American children with autism in their native language via parent-implemented self-management

Author:
Bucio, Mario Orlando
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Education
Degree Supervisor:
Mian Wang
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2016
Issued Date:
2016
Topics:
Communication, Bilingual education, Hispanic American studies, and Special education
Genres:
Dissertations, Academic and Online resources
Dissertation:
Ph.D.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2016
Description:

Conversational skills are a part of every day life, however, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder demonstrate extensive difficulties engaging in these skills (Koegel & Koegel, 2006; Marans, Rubin, & Laurent, 2005). One intervention approach that has demonstrated effectiveness in improving conversational skills is self-management (Boettcher, 2004; Doggett, Krasno, Koegel & Koegel, 2013). To date, little is known in the literature about the effectiveness of self-management with children with ASD from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. As such, this study used a multiple baseline design across participants to assess the effects of parent-implemented self-management on the conversational skills of Spanish-speaking children with ASD. Specifically the study aimed to investigate whether parent-implemented self-management would improve the ability of children with ASD to ask on-topic questions during conversations in their native language. Results documented an increased rate in contingent on-topic question asking during conversations for all three children, as well as, collateral gains in self-initiations. Each participating parent also increased the number of conversational opportunities they provided to their children during conversations in their native language. Finally, gains were maintained over a 1-month follow-up.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (131 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f3df6rc9
ISBN:
9781369341249
Catalog System Number:
990047189160203776
Rights:
Inc.icon only.dark In Copyright
Copyright Holder:
Mario Bucio
File Description
Access: Public access
Bucio_ucsb_0035D_13226.pdf pdf (Portable Document Format)