ERIC Number: EJ1038232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Comparative Efficacy of LEAP, TEACCH and Non-Model-Specific Special Education Programs for Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Boyd, Brian A.; Hume, Kara; McBee, Matthew T.; Alessandri, Michael; Gutierrez, Anibal; Johnson, LeAnne; Sperry, Laurie; Odom, Samuel L.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n2 p366-380 Feb 2014
LEAP and TEACCH represent two comprehensive treatment models (CTMs) that have been widely used across several decades to educate young children with autism spectrum disorders. The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to compare high fidelity LEAP (n = 22) and TEACCH (n = 25) classrooms to each other and a control condition (n = 28), in which teachers in high quality special education programs used non-model-specific practices. A total of 198 children were included in data analysis. Across conditions, children's performances improved over time. This study raises issues of the replication of effects for CTMs, and whether having access to a high quality special education program is as beneficial as access to a specific CTM.
Descriptors: Autism, Young Children, Teaching Methods, Special Education Teachers, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Outcomes of Treatment, Fidelity, Data Analysis, Quasiexperimental Design, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Grant or Contract Numbers: R324B070219