Improving the manners of a student with autism: The effects of manipulating perspective holders in Social Stories™ - A pilot study

Shingo Okada, Yoshihisa Ohtake, Masafumi Yanagihara

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Abstract

This pilot study investigated the impact of manipulating the value of perspective sentences on improving the manners of a student with autism spectrum disorders. Three types of perspective sentences (sentences held by unknown persons, those held by familiar persons, and those held by the most preferred person) were alternately added to a Social Story™ to determine which perspective sentences were the most effective in improving the student's head and elbow positions during sitting at morning circle and lunch. Results indicated that the effectiveness of a Social Story™ did not seem to depend on whose perspectives the story used. Findings suggest that depicting only the perspectives of the most preferred person in the story may not be sufficiently powerful to change behaviours.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-219
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Disability, Development and Education
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2010

Keywords

  • Adaptive behaviour
  • Autism
  • Single subject research
  • Social Story™

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Education
  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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