WH Question Comprehension and Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by categorical definition have some challenges in the language/communication area. Even individuals who are fairly verbal can have problems with comprehension of language either in oral or text format. Since questions form an important element of daily dialogue and constitute a major component ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2006
WH Question Comprehension and Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder
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  • Beverly Vicker
    Indiana Resource Center for Autism Indiana Institute on Disability and Community Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
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Article   |   March 01, 2006
WH Question Comprehension and Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, March 2006, Vol. 7, 16-19. doi:10.1044/sbi7.1.16
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, March 2006, Vol. 7, 16-19. doi:10.1044/sbi7.1.16
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by categorical definition have some challenges in the language/communication area. Even individuals who are fairly verbal can have problems with comprehension of language either in oral or text format. Since questions form an important element of daily dialogue and constitute a major component in daily classroom instruction, it seemed appropriate to evaluate the oral question comprehension abilities of students with ASD.
A review of the literature required exploration of early work on the development of question form, such as studies byTyack and Ingram (1977) andErvin-Tripp (1970) . Most of the studies considered expressive development. From the few that focused on comprehension, there seemed to be three stages of development as exemplified by the following illustrations.
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