Year of Publication
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling
Dr. Jennifer Grisham-Brown
The purpose of this study was to teach preschool children with autism spectrum disorders to make requests with a speech generating device using a naturalistic time delay prompting procedure. The participants in this study were two males, enrolled in a public preschool program, between four and five years old. Both participants showed significant delays in expressive communication requiring alternative and augmented communication. The study utilized a multiple probe design across behaviors. Results showed utilizing naturalistic time delay increases independent requests using a speech generating device.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Rinaldi, Brianna, "EFFECTS OF NATURALISTIC TIME DELAY ON PROMOTING FUNCTIONAL REQUESTS USING AAC IN PRESCHOOLERS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS" (2019). Theses and Dissertations--Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling. 80.