Interactions with children with autism spectrum disorders in a speech therapy setting / Zeena Mahmood Ameen

Zeena, Mahmood Ameen (2016) Interactions with children with autism spectrum disorders in a speech therapy setting / Zeena Mahmood Ameen. Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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      Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are associated with impairments in communication, social interaction, and restricted and repetitive behaviours. Therefore, communicating with children with ASD (CWASD) can be challenging even to a professional such as the speech-language therapist who provides them with speech and language therapy. This study, which analyses the interaction between a speech-language therapist and nine CWASD, aims to introduce several of the problems faced by the speech-language therapist during speech therapy sessions.The problems faced are behavioural characteristics of ASD that have to be addressed, and these problems become Smaller Short-Term Goals (SSTG) to be achieved by the speech-language therapist. Several ways in which the speech-language therapist communicates with CWASD in order to overcome the problems faced in achieving her Short-Term Goals (STG) are discussed in this study. Video-recordings of therapy sessions were analysed and interview sessions were conducted with the speech-language therapist. This study discovered that the speech-language therapistachieves her SSTG prior to achieving her STG.The findings of this study would be useful for parents of children with ASD and other speech-language therapists.

      Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
      Additional Information: Dissertation (M.A.) – Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya, 2016.
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD); Impairments in communication; Repetitive behaviours; Speech-language therapist; Short-Term Goals (STG)
      Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
      Divisions: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
      Depositing User: Mr Mohd Safri Tahir
      Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2018 08:14
      Last Modified: 17 Aug 2020 07:20

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