ERIC Number: EJ1168028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
A Parent-Implemented, Technology-Mediated Approach to Increasing Self-Management Homework Skills in Middle School Students with Autism
Hampshire, Patricia K.; Allred, Keith W.
Exceptionality, v26 n2 p119-136 2018
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in secondary school settings (i.e., grades 6-12) typically struggle with multiple academic challenges. Critics have noted that secondary schools traditionally have not been particularly effective in helping students with ASD develop self-determination (e.g., self-management) skills, which are considered pre-requisites to success in academics. Thus, there is a significant need for increased parent-professional collaboration in secondary schools. This study examined the effectiveness of coaching parents to implement a technology-mediated (e.g., iPad) approach to increasing the homework-related self-management skills for mathematics of five middle school students with ASD. Results indicate that these five students significantly increased their math homework self-management skills as a consequence of effectively using iPad applications when coached by their parents.
Descriptors: Autism, Homework, Self Determination, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Self Management, Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Parents, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Interviews, Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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