ID 46 voca acquisition for children with autism

In References on June 30, 2009 at 8:00 am

Moore, M., & Calvert, S. (2000). Brief report: vocabulary acquisition for children with autism: Teacher or computer instruction. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 30, 359-362.


This study examined the impact of computers on the vocabulary acquisition of 14 young children with autism of ages 3 to 6. Children’s attention, motivation, and learning of words was compared in behavioral program and educational software program. Children with autism were more attentive, more motivated, and learned more vocabulary in the computer than in behavioral program.  In addition, they found when children attended more to the teacher or the computer, the more they learned.



Learning measures:  18 nouns (pre/posttest)

Attention measures: video taped “on” or “off”

Motivation measures: after instruction asked students if they want to stay on the drill longer


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