All posts by Tracy Raulston

Tracy Raulston, MEd., BCBA, is a doctoral student in the special education program at the University of Oregon. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, she worked as a teacher and behavior specialist in public schools. Her primary research interests include: (a) autism spectrum disorders and other related developmental disabilities, (b) language and communication interventions, and (c) the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practices in homes and schools.

The What, Why, and How of Teaching Question-Asking Skills to Young Children with Autism

What?

Questions are a type of request, specifically, for information.  As children begin asking questions, they usually develop in a predictable sequence: what?, where?, who?, and so on.  Just like other requesting skills, questions offer a way that children can initiate a social interaction like a conversation.…