NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ886521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Comparing Pictorial and Video-Modeling Activity Schedules during Transitions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Cihak, David F.; Ayres, Kevin M.
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v4 n4 p763-771 Oct-Dec 2010
This study evaluated the differential effects of two different visual schedule strategies. In the context of an alternating treatments design, static-picture schedules were compared to video based activity schedules as supports for three middle school aged students with autism. Students used the visual schedules to transition between activities in their classroom. All participants began transition more independently after being exposed to the visual schedules. Two participants reached criteria faster with static-picture schedules, one reach criteria slightly faster progress with the video based schedule, and the last participant reach criteria at the same rate using either schedule. The positive outcomes for both interventions are discussed in the context of practitioners' need for a variety of evidenced based practices to meet the needs of a diverse student body as well and that similar interventions may have different outcomes depending on the characteristics and preferences of the learner. (Contains 4 figures and 3 tables.)
Elsevier. 6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32887-4800. Tel: 877-839-7126; Tel: 407-345-4020; Fax: 407-363-1354; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A