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ERIC Number: EJ1100042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Preschool Deployment of Evidence-Based Social Communication Intervention: JASPER in the Classroom
Chang, Ya-Chih; Shire, Stephanie Y.; Shih, Wendy; Gelfand, Carolyn; Kasari, Connie
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n6 p2211-2223 Jun 2016
Few research-developed early intervention models have been deployed to and tested in real world preschool programs. In this study, teaching staff implemented a social communication modularized intervention, JASPER, in their daily program. Sixty-six preschool children with autism in twelve classrooms (12 teachers) were randomized to receive immediate JASPER training (IT) or were waitlisted (WL) for 3 months with a 1-month follow up. Measures of core deficits (initiations of joint engagement, joint attention gestures and language, play skills) and standardized cognitive measures were improved for IT over WL children. IT teachers achieved and maintained high fidelity. Teachers can implement evidence-based interventions with significant improvements in core deficits of their children with ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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