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ERIC Number: EJ1016445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Function-Based Intervention to Support the Inclusion of Students with Autism
Reeves, Linda M.; Umbreit, John; Ferro, Jolenea B.; Liaupsin, Carl J.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v48 n3 p379-391 Sep 2013
Seven-year-old triplets with autism displayed off-task behavior that threatened their continued placement in a general education first-grade classroom. A descriptive Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) was conducted for each student. Data from structured interviews and direct observations were used to identify the functions of their off-task behaviors and to design a comprehension function-based intervention. Task analyses of the students' replacement behavior provided empirical data for deciding whether each student needed specific instruction to independently perform the replacement behavior. The intervention was systematically implemented during typical classroom activities for five weeks and follow up data were collected for an additional three weeks. The intervention improved each student's behavior and the effects maintained during follow up. Social validity ratings by all staff members were high.
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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