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The effects of nonverbal autistic children's communication forms change by a structured pragmatics communication approach

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2007, 8(4), pp.539-553
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

Kang Eun hee ORD ID 1 박선희 1

1대구대학교

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ABSTRACT

The aim of this study is to apply the structured pragmatics communication approach to the nonverbal autistic children and to see the changes of the children's communicative forms. The subjects were 3 children with autism, aged 4 to 6, their language ability barely reached that of 24 month old children. This study got the following results after applying the structured pragmatics communication approach. First, at the baseline, children's communicative forms were delayed and deviated because of aberrant communicative behaviors. After the approach, children's aberrant communicative behaviors decreased. Second, children's communicative forms, at the baseline, were lack of colloquial languages. After the approach, children's colloquial languages increased. Therefore, it can be said that acquiring appropriate communicative behaviors by the approach results in changes of not only targeted behaviors but also general communicative forms.With these results in mind, it can be said that the structured pragmatics communication approach helped the nonverbal autistic children change. Therefore, it can be summarized that the structured pragmatics communication approach is useful for the positive changes of autistic children's communicative forms.

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