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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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Nevill, Rose; Hedley, Darren; Uljarevic, Mirko; Sahin, Ensu; Zadek, Johanna; Butter, Eric; Mulick, James A. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This study investigated language profiles in a community-based sample of 104 children aged 1-3 years who had been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder using "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (5th ed.) diagnostic criteria. Language was assessed with the Mullen scales, Preschool Language Scale, fifth edition, and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Young Children, Language Skills
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Pan, Xinyu; Totsika, Vasiliki; Nicholls, Gemma; Paris, Andreas – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Adaptive skills measures tend to be lengthy. The GO4KIDDS (Great Outcomes for Kids Impacted by Severe Developmental Disabilities; (Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 58, 2015 and 594)) Brief Adaptive Behaviour Scale was developed to provide a brief assessment of adaptive skills. Our study aimed to examine the…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Psychometrics
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Alcalay, Aditt; Ferguson, Julia L.; Cihon, Joseph H.; Torres, Norma; Leaf, Justin B.; Leaf, Ronald; McEachin, John; Schulze, Kimberly A.; Rudrud, Eric H. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2019
The provision of reinforcement to increase desired behaviors is a crucial element of behavior analytic intervention for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Formal preference assessments, like the multiple stimulus without replacement procedure (MSWO), are often used to determine reinforcers used during intervention. While…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Reinforcement, Behavior Modification
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Guðmundsdóttir, Kristín; Ala'i-Rosales, Shahla; Sigurðardóttir, Zuilma Gabriela – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2019
This study describes the development and evaluation of a behavioral parent training protocol via telecommunication for three parents of preschool children with autism, with limited access to behavioral expertise. A single-subject, multiple baseline experimental design across child behaviors, replicated across parents, was used to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship, Autism, Program Development
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Zhou, Vanessa; Munson, Jeffrey A.; Greenson, Jessica; Hou, Yan; Rogers, Sally; Estes, Annette M. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Little is known about outcomes of early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder reared in bilingual homes. There are concerns that social communication deficits among children with autism spectrum disorder may reduce the developmental benefits of early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder raised in bilingual…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Early Intervention, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Keen, Deb; Adams, Dawn; Simpson, Kate; den Houting, Jacquiline; Roberts, Jacqueline – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Anxiety symptomatology is frequently reported in autistic children, and the prevalence of anxiety disorder is estimated at around 40%. However, most studies have focused upon children of age 8 years or above, so little is known about early signs of anxiety in younger children with autism. This study sought to describe anxiety-related…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Anxiety, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Dovgan, Kristen N.; Mazurek, Micah O. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Social interaction difficulties in children with autism spectrum disorder can be challenging, especially during adolescence. In addition, high rates of comorbid internalizing disorders in autism spectrum disorder can lead to social isolation. With limited social activity participation, social deficits and internalizing problems in autism spectrum…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Friendship
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Gengoux, Grace W.; Schapp, Salena; Burton, Sarah; Ardel, Christina M.; Libove, Robin A.; Baldi, Gina; Berquist, Kari L.; Phillips, Jennifer M.; Hardan, Antonio Y. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Developmental approaches to autism treatment aim to establish strong interpersonal relationships through joint play. These approaches have emerging empirical support; however, there is a need for further research documenting the procedures and demonstrating their effectiveness. This pilot study evaluated changes in parent behavior and child autism…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, 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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Carter, Erik W.; Steinbrenner, Jessica R. Dykstra; Hall, Laura J. – School Psychology Review, 2019
Although peer-mediated interventions can provide effective pathways for enhancing the social outcomes of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), their application within secondary schools has been fairly limited. In this exploratory study, we examined the implementation of peer support arrangements and peer networks for 102 adolescents with…
Descriptors: High School Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Students with Disabilities
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Pingale, Vidya; Fletcher, Tina; Candler, Catherine – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2019
Objective: Investigate the effect of sensory diets on children's sensory processing, psychosocial skills, and classroom engagement behaviors in the school environment.Method: A single subject A-B-A design was used with three children attending 1st and 2nd-grade level special education classes in an urban public school. Three target behaviors…
Descriptors: Sensory Integration, Young Children, Occupational Therapy, Classroom Techniques
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Potter, Cynthia N.; Wetzel, Jane L.; Learman, Kenneth E. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: This study examined whether a sensory adapted dental environment (SADE) diminished anxiety and agitation in adults with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) when compared to a routine dental environment (RDE). Method: Agitated behaviours (frequency and duration) were video-taped and anxiety-related physiological measures…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Dental Evaluation, Dental Health
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Vivanti, Giacomo; Dissanayake, Cheryl; Duncan, Ed; Feary, Jessica; Capes, Kristy; Upson, Shannon; Bent, Catherine A.; Rogers, Sally J.; Hudry, Kristelle – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
A major topic of debate is whether children with autism spectrum disorder should be educated in inclusive or specialized settings. We examined the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of delivering the Group-Early Start Denver Model to children with autism spectrum disorder in inclusive versus specialized classrooms. We randomly assigned 44…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Preschool Children, Program Effectiveness
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Hughes-Belding, Kere; Luze, Gayle J.; Choi, Ji-Young – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: Using progress monitoring data to make effective and timely decisions in early intervention (EI) requires high quality assessment. Infant/toddler individual growth and development indicators (I/T IGDIs) have been developed to be brief, reliable and engaging progress monitoring tools that are sensitive to change over short time periods…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Child Development, Progress Monitoring
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