Effects of systematic instruction and self-directed video prompting on text comprehension of elementary students with autism spectrum disorder

Publication date: April 2020Source: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Volume 72Author(s): Emily C. Sartini, Victoria Knight, Amy D. Spriggs, R. Allan AlldayAbstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of systematic instruction combined with a self-directed video prompt to teach text comprehension skills to students with autism spectrum disorder. Participants included four elementary school students with autism spectrum disorder. A multiple probe across participants design was used to evaluate the intervention's effectiveness. Results indicated the intervention was successful for all participants. All participants mastered the comprehension skills; however, data were highly variable during the acquisition phase. Implications for researchers and practitioners are discussed, followed by limitations and recommendations for future research.
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