Influence of colour on acquisition and generalisation of graphic symbols.
Summary of "Influence of colour on acquisition and generalisation of graphic symbols."
Backgroundâ€ƒ Children with autism may benefit from using graphic symbols for their communication, language and literacy development. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of colour versus grey-scale displays on the identification of graphic symbols using a computer-based intervention. Methodâ€ƒ An alternating treatment design was employed to examine the learning and generalisation of 58 colour and grey-scale symbols by four preschool children with autism. The graphic symbols were taught via a meaning-based intervention using stories and educational games. Results and conclusionsâ€ƒ Results demonstrate that all of the children were able to learn and maintain symbol identification over time for both symbol displays with no apparent differences. Differences were apparent for two of the children who exhibited better generalisation when learning grey-scale symbols first. The other two showed no noticeable difference, between displays when generalising from one display to the other. Implications and further research are discussed.
Department of Special Education, Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22676327
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2012.01584.x
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Portraits As Topic
Graphic representations, especially of the face, of real persons, usually posed, living or dead. (From Thesaurus for Graphic Materials II, p540, 1995)
Works consisting of graphic representations, especially of the face, of real persons, usually posed, living or dead. They are pictures whose purpose is the portrayal of an individual or group of individuals, not pictures which merely include people as part of an event or scene. (From Thesaurus for Graphic Materials II, p540, 1995)
The relationships between symbols and their meanings.
Communication through a system of conventional vocal symbols.
Emblems And Insignia
Figures or symbols identifying or representing organizations or societies.
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