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ERIC Number: EJ851635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Increasing Independence in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Review of Three Focused Interventions
Hume, Kara; Loftin, Rachel; Lantz, Johanna
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v39 n9 p1329-1338 Sep 2009
The features of autism that inhibit the independent demonstration of skills, as well as three effective interventions for increasing independence, are explored in this review article. Independent performance may prove difficult for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) due to the core deficits of the disability, as well as executive function deficits that impact initiation and generalization. These difficulties, coupled with intervention strategies that encourage over-reliance on adult support, contribute to poor long term outcomes for adults with ASD in employment, housing, and relationship development. Self-monitoring, video modeling, and individual work systems each emphasize a shift in stimulus control from continuous adult management to an alternative stimulus and have proven successful in addressing executive function deficits and increasing independence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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