ERIC Number: EJ952133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Improving Inappropriate Social Behavior of Autistic Students Using the LISTEN Intervention Strategy
Al-Shammari, Zaid; Daniel, Cathy; Faulkner, Paula; Yawkey, Thomas D.
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v37 n4 p286-294 2010
A case study was conducted on the development of the LISTEN intervention strategy for use with autistic students to improve inappropriate social behaviors. The study was conducted in a special education classroom in an autism school in Kuwait. Examination of LISTEN Intervention Strategy applications included: duration of targeted behavior; methods used to teach the strategy; classroom activities used to teach the appropriate behavior; rewards provided to the participant; data collection and analysis; results; and final recommendations to the Kuwait Ministry of Education (KMOE) regarding future research. Study results revealed that implementation of the LISTEN strategy modified the targeted inappropriate social behavior of the participating autistic student. Observational data showed that repeated modeling by the teacher was required during the first two steps of the LISTEN strategy before understanding of the strategy by the student could be verified. Additionally, when the teacher integrated symbols familiar to the student into the second step of the strategy, the student was able to follow the strategy and remained seated in the presence of a visitor in the classroom.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Males, Students, Intervention, Behavior Modification, Social Behavior, Interpersonal Competence, Case Studies, Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Kuwait