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ERIC Number: EJ1026832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Practice Brief: Modeling Positive Behaviors for Postsecondary Students with Autism/Asperger's--The Use of "Television Coaching"
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v26 n2 p183-187 Sum 2013
Students on the Autism spectrum, including those with Asperger's, are attending postsecondary schools at record rates and bringing with them unique needs and challenges. Although students with this diagnosis qualify for and often use traditional academic accommodations such as testing in a separate room, they also commonly experience academic difficulties more specifically related to the social interaction/communication deficits associated with their disability. This practice brief reports on a modestly scaled attempt (n = 5) to use Television Coaching to help students become more successful in social interactions in postsecondary academic settings (specifically, classroom discussions and job interviews senior year). Utilizing predispositions toward visual media and imitation, which are characteristic of many students on the spectrum, the results suggest promise for similar techniques that can be readily adapted.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Asperger Syndrome, Coaching (Performance), College Students, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Television, Interpersonal Competence, Interaction, College Environment, Structured Interviews, Antisocial Behavior, Social Development, Social Behavior, Feedback (Response)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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