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ERIC Number: EJ1090289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Differentiated Effects of Sensory Activities as Abolishing Operations via Non-Contingent Reinforcement on Academic and Aberrant Behavior
Mancil, G. Richmond; Haydon, Todd; Boman, Marty
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v51 n1 p93-104 Mar 2016
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of sensory activities used as antecedent interventions on the percentage correct on academic tasks and rate of aberrant behavior in three elementary aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Study activities were conducted in an after school program for children with ASD where program personnel acted as change agents regarding strategy implementation. An alternating treatment design was used with each participant to evaluate the differentiated effects of three activities. Results varied across participants regarding the sensory related activity that had the greatest effects on producing correct academic responses and reduction in aberrant behavior. In addition, sensory activities had greater effects than control sessions across all participants. A discussion of limitations and future research directions is included.
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
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