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Assessment and training of functional conversation behaviour

Ralph, A. and Johnstone, S. (1992) Assessment and training of functional conversation behaviour. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 13 (5). pp. 443-462.

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Measures for the assessment of initial, dyadic conversations are critically reviewed, and an alternative approach is described. The Verbal Interaction Analysis System is illustrated by two case studies featuring mildly to moderately intellectually disabled adults. These studies show how the VIAS provides an index of competence and assists in the development of specific treatment strategies. Social validity is examined in each case, and suggestions are made for improvements to the VIAS.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Psychology
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright: © 1992.
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