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dc.contributor.advisorMiller, L. Keith
dc.contributor.authorHillman, Heidi
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-13T01:59:05Z
dc.date.available2011-11-13T01:59:05Z
dc.date.issued2011-8-31
dc.date.submitted2011
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:11579
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/8396
dc.description.abstractThis study used a multiple baseline across participants to examine the effectiveness of a social story intervention in increasing approrpiate social behaviors in four individuals with an Autistic Disorder. During baseline, participants demonstrated few appropriate social behaviors. Although an increase in appropriate social behaviors occurrred for all four participants after the social intervention was implemented, a greater increase was seen for two of the four participants. Appropriate behaviors for two of the participants were maintained up to 10 months during follow-up probes. This study extended the current research by (1) assessing the effects of comprehension questions, as part of the social story protocal, on increasing social interactions of individuals with autism; (2) assessing the level of program survival after the departure of the researcher; (3) assessing maintenance of the social skill behaviors; and (4) assessing the extent to which parents rated the effectivenss of social stories. The study also included participants ranging from five years of age through 18 years of age and was conducted in a home setting.
dc.format.extent59 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectBehavioral sciences
dc.subjectDevelopmental psychology
dc.subjectEarly childhood education
dc.subjectApplied behavior analysis
dc.subjectAutism
dc.subjectAutism spectrum disorders
dc.subjectSingle subject design
dc.subjectSocial stories
dc.titleAnalysis of a social story intervention to increase appropriate social interactions of individuals with autism
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberSheldon, Jan
dc.contributor.cmtememberNeidert, Pamela L.
dc.contributor.cmtememberWatson-Thompson, Jomella
dc.contributor.cmtememberPatterson, Meagan
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineApplied Behavioral Science
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
kusw.oastatusna
kusw.oapolicyThis item does not meet KU Open Access policy criteria.
kusw.bibid7643063
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