ERIC Number: EJ1037844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
JobTIPS: A Transition to Employment Program for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Strickland, Dorothy C.; Coles, Claire D.; Southern, Louise B.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v43 n10 p2472-2483 Oct 2013
This study evaluated the effectiveness of an internet accessed training program that included Theory of Mind-based guidance, video models, visual supports, and virtual reality practice sessions in teaching appropriate job interview skills to individuals with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders. In a randomized study, twenty-two youth, ages 16-19, were evaluated during two employment interviews. Half received a training intervention following the initial interview and the half who served as a contrast group did not. Their performance pre and post intervention was assessed by four independent raters using a scale that included evaluation of both Content and Delivery. Results suggest that youth who completed the JobTIPS employment program demonstrated significantly more effective verbal content skills than those who did not.
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Transitional Programs, Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Theory of Mind, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Employment Interviews, Intervention, Cohort Analysis, Program Content, Content Analysis, Verbal Ability, Adolescents, Performance Based Assessment, Career Guidance
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