Teaching Conversation to Children with Autism: Scripts and Script Fading
A script is an audiotaped or written word, phrase, or sentence that reflects the child’s preferences and interests. This book describes scripts that parents and teachers use to help children learn to initiate conversation, and improving communication. Explaining the script-fading processes, it includes examples to support the instructions.
Teaching Conversation to Children with Autism also covers:
-Prompts and rewards
-Observing, evaluating, and measuring results
-Activity schedules, card readers, and voice recorders
-Scripts for readers and nonreaders
Drs. McClannahan and Krantz are Executive Directors of the Princeton Child Development Institute, a community-based, nonprofit program that offers science-based services to children, youths, and adults with autism. They are the authors of Activity Schedules for Children with Autism (Woodbine House, 1999), many journal articles, and book chapters. Their applied behavior analysis research on autism intervention is recognized both nationally and internationally.