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ERIC Number: EJ779220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1547-0350
Planning a Comprehensive Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Using Evidence-Based Practices
Myles, Brenda Smith; Grossman, Barry G.; Aspy, Ruth; Henry, Shawn A.; Coffin, Amy Bixler
Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, v42 n4 p398-409 Dec 2007
This article outlines two compatible models of planning and implementing programs for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The Ziggurat Model begins the process with an assessment of student strengths and concerns related specifically to ASD and identifies interventions across five tiers that match these strengths and concerns: (a) sensory and biological, (b) reinforcement, (c) structural and visual/tactile supports, (d) task demands, and (e) skills to teach. Content from the Ziggurat Model is then placed with the Comprehensive Autism Planning System (CAPS) to allow the student's day to be operationalized and matched to student goals, state standards, and related benchmarks. This article overviews this process and offers a brief case study as an example. (Contains 8 figures.)
Division on 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 - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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