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47th Annual Convention; Online; 2021

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Paper Session #36
Effectiveness of Matrix Training for Language and Literacy Outcomes in Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review
Saturday, May 29, 2021
9:30 AM–9:55 AM
Online
Area: AUT
Chair: Paul J. Simeone (PENDING)
 

Effectiveness of Matrix Training for Language and Literacy Outcomes in Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review

Domain: Theory
PAUL J. SIMEONE (Proven Behavior Solutions; Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professions), Ralf Schlosser (Northeastern University), Howard Shane (Boston Children's Hospital)
 
Abstract:

Given the high incidence of impairments in language in individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), there is a need for evidence-based interventions that target generative language in this population. The purpose of the current study is to determine the effectiveness of matrix training, also called a matrix strategy or a miniature linguistic system, in improving re-combinative generalization in instruction-following, expressive language skills, spelling, and reading interventions. Matrix training is a systematic framework for the organization of learning targets with the aim of improving generative language (Goldstein, 1983b). A systematic review methodology was used to reduce bias in searching, selecting, and coding treatment studies. A multifaceted search of over 20 bibliographic databases and trial registries was conducted, followed by ancestry and forward citation searches. Studies were subjected to a rigorous inclusion process, and 26 experimental studies were included. The study is currently in the data extraction phase. Using a pilot-tested coding form, at least two review team members will independently code all included studies to extract the identified data. Synthesis of the extracted data from randomized, quasi-experimental group designs, and single-case experimental designs will follow. Findings will have implications for informing evidence-based treatment to promote generative language for people with ASD. Goldstein, H. (1983b). Training generative repertoires within agent–action–object miniature linguistic systems with children. Journal of Speech & Hearing Research, 26(1), 76-89.

 
 

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