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ERIC Number: EJ909477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Evaluation of a Social Stories[TM] Intervention Implemented by Pre-Service Teachers for Students with Autism in General Education Settings
Chan, Jeffrey M.; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Lang, Russell B.; Boutot, E. Amanda; White, Pamela J.; Pierce, Nigel; Baker, Sonia
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v5 n2 p715-721 Apr-Jun 2011
Pre-service teachers were trained to implement a Social Stories[TM] intervention to three students with autism in the general education classroom. A multiple baseline across students was used to assess the effects of Social Stories on classroom behavior and an alternating treatments design was used to compare two conditions. In one condition (immediate) data on student behavior was collected immediately following exposure to the Social Stories and in the second condition (delayed) data was collected after a delay of several hours following exposure to Social Stories. Results indicate some improvement in classroom behavior following Social Stories for all three students. No differences between the immediate and delayed conditions were noted in student behavior. Improvements in classroom behavior considered in tandem with treatment fidelity, social validity, and peer comparison data suggest Social Stories may not be a particularly powerful intervention in terms of the magnitude of behavior change, but that they may offer a simple, acceptable, classroom friendly intervention. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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