The effectiveness of multicultural based social stories to increase appropriate behaviors of children with developmental delay

Ning Hsu, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

The needs of students from culturally and linguistically diverse background have become a growing concern in America. It is a great challenge for educators to provide appropriate education for culturally and linguistically diverse students with disabilities. Although there are some researchers that espouse effective principles of multicultural special education, there have been few empirical on the effectiveness.^ Social Stories are a practical behavioral intervention which has been regarded as an individualized intervention since the student’s needs, background and learning style should be took into consideration. This present research used an ABA design to compare the modified social story with and without cultural familiar components. Three culturally and linguistically diverse exceptional students live in El Paso, Texas area participated in this study. Results are discussed in relation to study limitation, applications for future research. ^

Subject Area

Education, Bilingual and Multicultural|Education, Special

Recommended Citation

Hsu, Ning, "The effectiveness of multicultural based social stories to increase appropriate behaviors of children with developmental delay" (2009). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1465256.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1465256

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