Oral narrative intervention with children who are at risk of, or who have communication impairment
thesisposted on 28.03.2022, 22:59 by Kate Favot
This thesis by publication consists of two papers. The first paper is a systematic review of single case research that investigated oral narrative intervention with children who have communication impairment or who are at risk of communication impairment. Eight papers, published between 2000 and 2014 met criteria for inclusion in the review. Overall the literature supports the use of explicit oral narrative intervention to develop the macrostructure of oral narrative. It also supports the use of macrostructure icons, pictures, modelling and requiring the participants to tell a complete narrative as part of the intervention. Intervention has been conducted with participants who are at risk of or who have a diagnosed communication impairment, but the level of impairment was generally limited. Only one study has been conducted with participants who have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and no studies have been completed with participants who have limited intellectual ability. The use of macrostructure icons is promising in developing oral narratives but there is a need for research with greater degrees of language and intellectual disability or limited intellectual ability. The second paper is a pilot study that investigated the effect of explicit oral narrative intervention on the macrostructure of oral personal narratives in three school age children who have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and limited intellectual ability. In the intervention study, the effects of the intervention on the personal oral narratives of the participants were examined using multiple baseline with probes across participants design. Intervention effects were measured using probes under a photo only condition and under an icons and photo condition. Maintenance and generalisation data across setting and people were collected. The preliminary results of this pilot study indicate that explicit oral narrative intervention including macrostructure icons may be effective with children who have a comorbid diagnosis of ASD and limited intellectual ability.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. The effects of oral narrative intervention on the narratives of children who are at risk of, or who have communication impairment : a systematic literature review -- Chapter 3. The effects of an oral narrative intervention on the personal narratives of children with a diagnosis of ASD and limited intellectual ability : an intervention study -- Chapter 4. Conclusion.
Notes"Macquarie University Special Education Centre, Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University" -- title page. Thesis by publication. Includes bibliographical references
Awarding InstitutionMacquarie University
Degree TypeThesis MRes
DegreeMRes, Macquarie University, Faculty of Human Sciences, School of Education
Department, Centre or SchoolSchool of Education | Special Education Centre
Year of Award2015
Principal SupervisorMark Carter
Additional Supervisor 1Jennifer Stephenson
RightsCopyright Kate Favot 2015. Copyright disclaimer: http://www.copyright.mq.edu.au
Extent1 online resource (viii, 105 pages)
Former Identifiersmq:49174 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1104712
narrative interventioncommunication impairmentChildren with mental disabilitiesAutism spectrum disorders in childrenchildren at risk of communication impairmentCommunicative disorders in childrenLanguage disorders in children -- Treatmentautism spectrum disorderCommunicative disorders in children -- Treatmentintellectual disabilitvLanguage disorders in children