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ERIC Number: EJ1127899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2167-3454
Addressing Social, Emotional, and Organizational Goals for a Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Using the Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) Approach
Czmowski, Gina M.; Willert, Shea L.; Nielsen, Sarah K.
Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship, v3 n1 Jun 2014
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have social, emotional, and organizational skill deficits which are frequently addressed through behavioral-based skills training. However, these approaches often do not result in generalization of skills. This case study sought to understand if the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP), a problem-solving approach, is effective for addressing social, emotional, and organizational goals with a child with an ASD. Pre and post-intervention assessments indicated an improvement on all three client-centered goals, with the client transferring his goals and problem-based strategies to the community. Analysis of video recordings of the intervention sessions indicated the global strategies Goal-Plan-Do-Check were effective, with the participant spending most time in "plan." A majority of the domain specific strategies did not apply to this case study. Additionally, the participant utilized "verbal guidance by therapist" most often and spent a majority of dimension of time on task "talking about the task."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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