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ERIC Number: EJ1015030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1088-3576
Meteorological Variables and Behavior of Learners with Autism: An Examination of Possible Relationships
VanBuskirk, Sabrina E.; Simpson, Richard L.
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v28 n3 p131-137 Sep 2013
For this study, we collected classroom behavioral data for three children with autism relative to daily meteorological conditions. Meteorological data, including barometric pressure, humidity, outdoor temperature, and moon illumination, were obtained from the National Weather Service. Relationships between children's individual target behaviors and meteorological conditions were evaluated via scatterplots. Results revealed independence between children's behavior and meteorological conditions. Study results are discussed along with implications for professional practice. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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