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Pathak, Manina; Bennett, Amanda; Shui, Amy M. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Children with autism spectrum disorder have deficits in adaptive functioning. This study examines the adaptive behavior, its association with cognitive ability, gender, age, and symptom severity in children with autism spectrum disorder. Using data from Autism Treatment Network registry, the adaptive behavior profiles were examined in 2538…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Child Behavior
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Mazurek, Micah O.; Lu, Frances; Macklin, Eric A.; Handen, Benjamin L. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The newest edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (5th ed., DSM-5) introduced substantial changes to the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder, including new severity level ratings for social communication and restricted and repetitive behavior domains. The purpose of this study was to evaluate…
Descriptors: Severity (of Disability), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis
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Goodwin, Anthony; Matthews, Nicole L.; Smith, Christopher J. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Despite efforts to detect autism spectrum disorder during toddlerhood, many children with autism spectrum disorder remain undiagnosed until school age. To identify characteristics of children whose autism spectrum disorder might not be diagnosed during toddlerhood, this study used archived Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised records to examine the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Children
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Shepley, Sally B.; Spriggs, Amy D.; Samudre, Mark D.; Sartini, Emily C. – Journal of Special Education, 2019
This study evaluated the effects of progressive time delay (PTD) to teach four elementary students with intellectual disability on how to self-instruct using a video activity schedule. A single-case multiple probe across participants design with a multiple probe across environments design for each participant was used to assess the generalization…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Students with Disabilities, Video Technology, Intellectual Disability
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Pennington, Robert C.; Foreman, Lindsay Hugg; Gurney, Beth Newberry – Remedial and Special Education, 2018
In the current study, we investigated the effects of an instructional package (i.e., response prompting, sentence frames) on sentence writing for three middle school participants (ages 12-13) with moderate to severe disabilities. We employed a multiple probe across behaviors design to evaluate the efficacy of the intervention package and also used…
Descriptors: Severity (of Disability), Intervention, Sentences, Writing Skills
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Miles, Sandra; Fulbrook, Paul; Mainwaring-Mägi, Debra – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
Universal screening of very early school-age children (age 4-7 years) is important for early identification of learning problems that may require enhanced learning opportunity. In this context, use of standardized instruments is critical to obtain valid, reliable, and comparable assessment outcomes. A wide variety of standardized instruments is…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Screening Tests, Young Children, Usability
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Shepley, Sally B.; Spriggs, Amy D.; Samudre, Mark; Elliot, Mary – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2018
This study used a multiple probe across participants design to (a) evaluate the use of system of least prompts to teach students to self-instruct and (b) evaluate the use of a mobile device for a video activity schedule of a functional daily living skill. In baseline, the classroom teacher asked participants to make a snack and collected…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Video Technology, Middle School Students, Intellectual Disability
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Benson, Nicholas F.; Beaujean, A. Alexander; Donohue, Ashley; Ward, Emily – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
W scores are used in a number of commercially available tests. Due to their complex nature, it can be hard for applied researchers and practitioners to understand them or even acquire information about them beyond what is provided in technical manuals. In this article, we provide information regarding the background and derivation of W scores that…
Descriptors: Scores, Item Response Theory, Achievement Tests, Cognitive Ability
Torgesen, Joseph K.; Wagner, Richard K.; Rashotte, Carol A.; Herron, Jeannine – Florida Center for Reading Research, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the relative effectiveness of two computer supported approaches to teaching beginning reading skills that differed in important aspects of their instructional approach and emphasis. One of the programs was "Auditory Discrimination in Depth," which provides very explicit instruction and practice in…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, At Risk Students, Decoding (Reading)
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Duncan, Amie; Ruble, Lisa A.; Meinzen-Derr, Jareen; Thomas, Carrie; Stark, Lori J. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Daily living skills deficits are strongly associated with poor adult outcomes for individuals with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder, and yet, there are no group interventions targeting daily living skills. Seven adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and their parents participated in a feasibility pilot of a 12-week manualized group…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adolescents
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Karabekir, Esin Pektas; Akmanoglu, Nurgul – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
This study aims to examine the effectiveness of video modeling presented via smartboard for teaching children with autism about social response in the form of gestures, and verbal and facial expressions indicative of happiness and anger, and evaluate the method in terms of maintenance and generalization. The study used a multiple probe design…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Clinical Diagnosis, Autism
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Shepley, Sally B.; Ayres, Kevin M.; Cagliani, Rachel; Whiteside, Erinn – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Self-instruction is a pivotal skill that promotes independence and self-determination by allowing individuals to independently access prompts during the acquisition of new skills while decreasing the need for support from another person. Self-mediated video modeling (SMVM) and video self-prompting (VSP) are two methods of video-based…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Intellectual Disability, Video Technology, Independent Study
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Omori, Mariko – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2018
This paper explores the way in which psychologists classified immigrant children as feebleminded through the use of intelligence testing and how state organisations consequently segregated them from public schools based on the scientific evidence. First, I show the way in which the psychologist Lewis Terman utilised intelligence testing to…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Intelligence Tests, Psychologists, Classification
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Gardner, Lauren M.; Campbell, Jonathan M.; Bush, Andrew J.; Murphy, Laura – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
We contrasted Behavior Assessment System for Children, Second Edition--Parent Rating Scales--Preschool Form (BASC-2 PRS-P) parent ratings for 242 (52% African American; 39% White) preschool-aged children from three diagnostic groups: autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disability (ID), and ASD and ID (ASD/ID). Across diagnostic groups,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Child Behavior, Rating Scales
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Aiello, Rachel; Ruble, Lisa; Esler, Amy – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2017
This study aimed to better understand predictors of evidence-based assessment practices for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Nationwide, 402 school psychologists were surveyed for their knowledge of and training and experience with ASD on assessment practices, including reported areas of training needs. The majority of school psychologists reported…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, National Surveys, Evidence Based Practice, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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