Effects of the use of visual strategies in play groups for children with autism spectrum disorders and their peers. Academic Article uri icon


  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of visual strategies with preschool children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their peers during play group sessions. A changing-criterion design was implemented with three preschool-aged children with ASD while they participated in play groups with four typically-developing peers. Results indicated improvements in the use of script phrases, context-related comments, and intervals in which speech occurred for all three participants. Results regarding unscripted phrases, responses, and use of prompts were variable and are discussed.

published proceedings

  • J Autism Dev Disord

author list (cited authors)

  • Ganz, J. B., & Flores, M. M.

citation count

  • 60

complete list of authors

  • Ganz, Jennifer B||Flores, Margaret M

publication date

  • January 2008