ERIC Number: EJ1038420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Developing Mirror Self Awareness in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Duff, Christine K.; Flattery, J. J., Jr.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n5 p1027-1038 May 2014
A teaching methodology and curriculum was designed to develop and increase positive self-awareness in students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Joint attention (JA) strategies were first utilized to directly teach students about reflected mirror images, and then subsequently, to indirectly teach students about their reflected image. Not only were Mirror Self Awareness Development (MSAD) JA activities initiated and preferred by students over non MSAD JA activities, they yielded a four step framework with which to measure increases in student self-awareness. While the focus of this study was to increase positive self-awareness in students with ASD, it may contribute to understanding the developmental stages of "Self".
Descriptors: Metacognition, Self Concept, Developmental Stages, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis, Curriculum Design, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Treatment, Student Attitudes, Guidelines
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