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ERIC Number: EJ1072077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Increasing Social Engagement in an Inclusive Environment
Hartzell, Rebecca; Liaupsin, Carl; Gann, Candace; Clem, Sarah
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v50 n3 p264-277 Sep 2015
This study examined the effectiveness, generalization, and maintenance of a multi-element intervention consisting of brief direct instruction social skill lessons, a prompting procedure, and a fading procedure to promote social engagement in an integrated lunchroom and playground setting for three elementary age students with developmental disabilities. Results demonstrate that the level of social engagement improved for all three participants with high levels of generalization and maintenance. Social validity ratings by teachers revealed the social skills intervention was considered appropriate and effective. Implications, limitations, and directions for future research are presented.
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A