Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Living Edition
| Editors: Fred R. Volkmar

Narrative Assessment

  • Joshua J. Diehl
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_352-3

Synonyms

Definition

A narrative assessment is the analysis of a story told by an individual to assess language and communication. A narrative can be used to measure pragmatic language use because it involves recounting a personal experience or retelling a story to another individual. Narratives can be examined for their structure (e.g., sentence complexity, story components), content (e.g., use of mental state terms), and/or style of presentation (e.g., use of prosody, gestures, facial expressions).

See Also

References and Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Autism ServicesLOGAN Community Resources, Inc.South BendUSA