Use of Comic Strip Conversations: Therapeutic Interventions Producing Positive Outcomes for Partially Included Children Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorders This article presents unpublished data collected by a licensed and credentialed speech-language pathologist in an effort to support additional research regarding the use of comic strip conversations with children on the autism spectrum. Comic Strip Conversations is a booklet developed by Carol Gray in 1994 to illustrate interactions of conversational ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2011
Use of Comic Strip Conversations: Therapeutic Interventions Producing Positive Outcomes for Partially Included Children Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorders
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  • Linda Gallardo
    Kaiser Elementary, Newport-Mesa Unified School District, Costa Mesa, CA
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Article   |   October 01, 2011
Use of Comic Strip Conversations: Therapeutic Interventions Producing Positive Outcomes for Partially Included Children Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorders
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, October 2011, Vol. 12, 101-107. doi:10.1044/sbi12.3.101
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, October 2011, Vol. 12, 101-107. doi:10.1044/sbi12.3.101

This article presents unpublished data collected by a licensed and credentialed speech-language pathologist in an effort to support additional research regarding the use of comic strip conversations with children on the autism spectrum. Comic Strip Conversations is a booklet developed by Carol Gray in 1994 to illustrate interactions of conversational skills. The data for the study conducted here was collected for a period of 4 weeks with two 8–9-year-old boys who had “autistic like behaviors” as a primary educational disability. Results demonstrated an increase of one student's eye contact and verbal initiation at recess and a decrease of targeted behaviors (e.g. “disruptive behavior”) with the other student while participating in a small-group language activity.

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