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ERIC Number: EJ1114847
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2325-663X
Teaching Appropriate Play to Replace Stereotypy Using a Treatment Package with Students Having Autism
Greenberg, Jeremy H.; Lau, Wendy; Lau, Sandy
Global Education Review, v3 n3 p94-104 2016
Students with special education needs such as autism tend to have difficulty with appropriate play skills and leisure time skills. A lack of play may lead to inappropriate behaviors such as stereotypy or passivity. When students have a limited community of reinforcers it may be difficult for educators to find motivators that can be used to teach language, social, academics, and other skills. The present study tested a treatment package in a small group format on the on-task painting behavior and stereotypy of four boys between 5 and 12 years old having autism. Using a delayed multiple baseline across students experimental design, a functional relationship was demonstrated between an observed increase in on-task painting behavior and decrease in stereotypy of all four students as a function of their participation. Limitations of the present study were also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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