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ERIC Number: EJ903739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
Peer-Mediated Instruction and Intervention Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Sperry, Laurie; Neitzel, Jennifer; Engelhardt-Wells, Katie
Preventing School Failure, v54 n4 p256-264 2010
Peer-mediated instruction and intervention is based on principles of behaviorism and social learning theory. In this intervention approach, developing peers are typically taught ways to interact with and help children and youth with autism spectrum disorders acquire new social skills by increasing social opportunities in natural environments. The authors outline how educational environments can be developed that are conducive to peer-mediated instruction and intervention. In addition, the authors present strategies for the careful selection and systematic instruction of typically developing peers as intervention agents. The author also present examples of empirically based methods of applying peer-mediated strategies across the age range. (Contains 5 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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