Teaching Conversation Skills to Children With High Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome This article discusses the conversational abilities of children diagnosed with High functioning autism/Asperger’s syndrome in the context of the broader social deficits associated with the disorder and describes how social skills training groups might address conversation skill difficulties in this population. We present a template for how speech-language pathologists might ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2009
Teaching Conversation Skills to Children With High Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Allison Breit-Smith
    University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • Donna S. Murray
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
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Special Populations / Autism Spectrum / Normal Language Processing / Language Disorders / Social Communication & Pragmatics Disorders / Articles
Article   |   July 01, 2009
Teaching Conversation Skills to Children With High Functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2009, Vol. 16, 48-54. doi:10.1044/lle16.2.48
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2009, Vol. 16, 48-54. doi:10.1044/lle16.2.48
Abstract

This article discusses the conversational abilities of children diagnosed with High functioning autism/Asperger’s syndrome in the context of the broader social deficits associated with the disorder and describes how social skills training groups might address conversation skill difficulties in this population. We present a template for how speech-language pathologists might structure a social skills training group to increase conversational responding in children with high functioning autism/Asperger’s syndrome.

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