Adapted Stories: Creating Accessible Stories for Children With Complex Language Problems Many children with autism spectrum and other language impairing disorders present with complicated language problems (CLP; Franke & Durbin, 2011). These children exhibit delays across multiple domains of language and often benefit from narrative- and story-based interventions. However, many children’s stories—the vehicle often employed for these types of interventions—are often ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2012
Adapted Stories: Creating Accessible Stories for Children With Complex Language Problems
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  • Janet L. Dodd
    Chapman University, Orange, CA
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Article   |   October 01, 2012
Adapted Stories: Creating Accessible Stories for Children With Complex Language Problems
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, October 2012, Vol. 19, 139-146. doi:10.1044/lle19.4.139
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, October 2012, Vol. 19, 139-146. doi:10.1044/lle19.4.139

Many children with autism spectrum and other language impairing disorders present with complicated language problems (CLP; Franke & Durbin, 2011). These children exhibit delays across multiple domains of language and often benefit from narrative- and story-based interventions. However, many children’s stories—the vehicle often employed for these types of interventions—are often too complex for them. The purpose of this article is to introduce a strategy for making stories accessible, linguistically and cognitively, for children with CLP.

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