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Project Title

Project Title

Enhancing Reading Comprehension: An Anaphoric Cuing Procedure

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Dickson, Chata

Description

Description

Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) frequently struggle with reading comprehension, even when their reading fluency is strong. Anaphoric cuing has been shown to improve reading comprehension in children with autism spectrum disorder. This project involved teaching students to attend to anaphora (words that refer to other words) like it, she, he, and they. Four pairs of passages were used to compare changes in performance on a reading comprehension posttest with and without anaphoric cuing. Anaphoric cueing resulted in increased comprehension scores across 4 different passages for one participant. Although this approach may be helpful for some students, additional work is needed to determine who will be most likely to benefit.

Funder

Funder

The New England Center for Children

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

1795

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2014-2016

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4SC. Test safety and efficacy of at least five widely used interventions (e.g., nutrition, medications, assisted technologies, sensory integration, medical procedures) that have not been rigorously studied for use in ASD by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $27,800,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

No link available.

Institution

Institution

New England Center for Children (NECC)

State/Country

State/Country

United Arab Emirates

Project Number

Project Number

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Enhancing Reading Comprehension: An Anaphoric Cuing Procedure | 1750 | 2014 |

 
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