Autistic Children’s Pragmatic Language – Conflict Resolution & Social Skills

Research of Pragmatic Language Problems, Conflict Resolution and Social Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Hi all and a Happy New Year 2012.

Ph.D. Psychology Student Autism Research

The first post for this year is about research being conducted by a Psychology student at Walden University in the USA.

Kristin Yodock is looking for volunteers that fit the criteria, Autistic youngsters who may be able to help her in her research into Autistic Children’s Pragmatic Language,Conflict Resolution & Social Skills.

Below are the details and information provided by Kristin Yodock. If your youngster fits the requirements please contact Kristin and help her and other researchers improve the quality of life for our all persons within the Autism Spectrum of Disorders.

Autism Children Volunteers Needed for Research

“I am a student at Walden University working on my Ph.D. in psychology. My study is entitled: An Examination of Pragmatic Language Problems, Conflict Resolution, and Social Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have IRB approval and I am searching for either a nonrandomized subset of an existing Play and Language for either Autistic Youngsters (PLAY) Project pool of 20, 6-12 year old, autistic children with IQ’s of 70 or above or data on this group. My study will use the Test of Pragmatic Language, Second Edition (TOPL-2) to pretest and posttest their Pragmatic language, conflict resolution, and social skills. I can provide all PLAY, testing materials via mail, email, or fax, and an IQ test if necessary. If you would like additional information or feel that you could help me please email me at or call me directly at: 760-742-1319”.

The implications for social change from this research will include providing hope to parents and those dealing with older autistic children. Social change will be achieved by demonstrating that because of the brains malleability and plasticity, older autistic children will also benefit from participating in a four-week Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters (PLAY) enrichment project. Dr. Solomon’s PLAY has been shown to increase language usage and social skills in younger autistic children however my research will benefit educators, psychologists, and other researchers who are searching for methods to enhance older autistic children’s pragmatic language, conflict resolution, and social skills.

If you can help please contact Kristin directly.

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