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Banda, Devender R.; Grimmett, Eric – Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 2008
Thirteen studies were reviewed that were conducted using activity schedules with persons with autism to improve social interaction skills and decrease problem behaviors. Results across studies indicate that activity schedules enhanced social interactions and on-task and transition behaviors. Also, investigators in some studies used activity…
Descriptors: Autism, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction, Interpersonal Competence
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Grimmett, Eric S.; Pogrund, Rona L.; Griffin-Shirley, Nora – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2011
A national survey of and telephone interviews with parents of children served by dual-certified vision education professionals was conducted to determine the parents' perspectives on the efficacy of this service delivery model for students with visual impairments. The study identified the parents' perceptions of the effectiveness of these…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Children, Parents, Parent Attitudes
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Banda, Devender R.; Grimmett, Eric; Hart, Stephanie L. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2009
"Activity schedules" are a promising educational strategy to support transitions for students with autism. An activity schedule is a visual support system that combines photographs, images, or drawings in a sequential format to represent a targeted sequence of the student's day. Activity schedules provide predictability throughout the student's…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, General Education, Autism, Visual Aids
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Parker, Amy T.; Grimmett, Eric S.; Summers, Sharon – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2008
This review examines practices for building effective communication strategies for children with visual impairments, including those with additional disabilities, that have been tested by single-subject design methodology. The authors found 30 studies that met the search criteria and grouped intervention strategies to align any evidence of the…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Children, Multiple Disabilities, Evidence