The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a personal narrative language intervention targeting theory of mind (ToM) in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Specifically, research questions addressed the efficacy of the intervention in improving personal narratives and mental state language in school-age children with ASD. A comparison between pretest and posttest was used to measure treatment outcomes after an intervention session lasting 8 sessions. Generalization of the intervention was addressed through a parent questionnaire. The intervention phase consisted of a personal narrative language intervention, which incorporated story grammar components and mental state term elaborations. Systematic modeling and prompting was used along with visual frameworks to target the production of mental state terms within accounts of personally relevant past events. Qualitative and quantitative data was collected and analyzed using researcher-generated materials. Results indicated that a narrative language intervention targeting ToM may be effective in improving personal narratives and mental state language in an individual with ASD.
|Commitee:||Dayne, Nancy, Hung, Pei-Fang|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Communication, Speech therapy, Cognitive psychology|
|Keywords:||Autism spectrum disorder, Narrative, Theory of mind|
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