ERIC Number: EJ1037706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Teacher and Child Predictors of Achieving IEP Goals of Children with Autism
Ruble, Lisa; McGrew, John H.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v43 n12 p2748-2763 Dec 2013
It is encouraging that children with autism show a strong response to early intervention, yet more research is needed for understanding the variability in responsiveness to specialized programs. Treatment predictor variables from 47 teachers and children who were randomized to receive the COMPASS intervention (Ruble et al. in "The collaborative model for promoting competence and success for students with ASD." Springer, New York, 2012a) were analyzed. Predictors evaluated against child IEP goal attainment included child, teacher, intervention practice, and implementation practice variables based on an implementation science framework (Dunst and Trivette in "J Soc Sci" 8:143-148, 2012). Findings revealed one child (engagement), one teacher (exhaustion), two intervention quality (IEP quality for targeted and not targeted elements), and no implementation quality variables accounted for variance in child outcomes when analyzed separately. When the four significant variables were compared against each other in a single regression analysis, IEP quality accounted for one quarter of the variance in child outcomes.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Predictor Variables, Individualized Education Programs, Children, Early Intervention, Response to Intervention, Special Programs, Goal Orientation, Program Implementation, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Learner Engagement, Fatigue (Biology), Regression (Statistics), Outcomes of Treatment, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
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