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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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Carter, Erik W.; Asmus, Jennifer; Moss, Colleen K.; Biggs, Elizabeth E.; Bolt, Dan M.; Born, Tiffany L.; Brock, Matthew E.; Cattey, Gillian N.; Chen, Rui; Cooney, Molly; Fesperman, Ethan; Hochman, Julia M.; Huber, Heartley B.; Lequia, Jenna L.; Lyons, Gregory; Moyseenko, Kerrie A.; Riesch, Lindsay M.; Shalev, Rebecca A.; Vincent, Lori B.; Weir, Katie – Exceptional Children, 2016
Enhancing the social and learning experiences of students with severe disabilities in inclusive classrooms has been a long-standing focus of research, legislative, and advocacy efforts. The authors used a randomized controlled experimental design to examine the efficacy of peer support arrangements to improve academic and social outcomes for 51…
Descriptors: High School Students, Severe Disabilities, Randomized Controlled Trials, Peer Relationship
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Hochman, Julia M.; Carter, Erik W.; Bottema-Beutel, Kristen; Harvey, Michelle N.; Gustafson, Jenny R. – Exceptional Children, 2015
Although peer interaction takes on increased salience during adolescence, such social connections remain elusive for many high school students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This social isolation can be particularly prevalent within unstructured school contexts. In this study, we examined the effects of a lunchtime peer network intervention…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, High School Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Hochman, Julia M.; Carter, Erik W.; Bottema-Beutel, Kristen; Harvey, Michelle N.; Gustafson, Jenny R. – Grantee Submission, 2015
Although peer interaction takes on increased salience during adolescence, such social connections remain elusive for many high school students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This social isolation can be particularly prevalent within unstructured school contexts.In this study, we examined the effects of a lunchtime peer network intervention…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, High School Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Karayazi, Seda; Kohler Evans, Patty; Filer, Janet – International Journal of Special Education, 2014
The use of social stories™ with a young adult with autism spectrum disorder was examined. The young woman in the study was completing her high school education in a clinical room on a university campus in the South. The primary goal of her program was to develop and expand her functional independence. The social stories™ were effective in…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Young Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Mandelberg, Josh; Laugeson, Elizabeth Ann; Cunningham, Tina D.; Ellingsen, Ruth; Bates, Shannon; Frankel, Fred – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2014
Social deficits are a hallmark characteristic among adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), yet few evidence-based interventions exist aimed at improving social skills for this population, and none have examined the maintenance of treatment gains years after the intervention has ended. This study examines the durability of the Program…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Program Effectiveness, Skill Development, Interpersonal Competence
Gardner, Karen F.; Carter, Erik W.; Gustafson, Jenny R.; Hochman, Julia M.; Harvey, Michelle N.; Mullins, Teagan S.; Fan, Hannah – Grantee Submission, 2014
Supporting social interactions and positive peer relationships is an important element of comprehensive secondary education and transition programming. For many adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), such social connections may be fairly limited apart from intentional programming. We examined the efficacy and social validity of peer…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Peer Influence, Interaction, High School Students
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Hughes, Carolyn; Bernstein, Rebekah T.; Kaplan, Lauren M.; Reilly, Caitlin M.; Brigham, Nicolette L.; Cosgriff, Joseph C.; Boykin, Michaela P. – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2013
Self-prompted communication books were used in combination with conversational peer orientation to increase conversational interactions of verbal high school students with autism or autistic-like behavior with their peers without disabilities. Previous investigators have used communication books only with students with autism or intellectual…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, High School Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Mechling, Linda C.; Ayres, Kevin M.; Foster, Ashley L.; Bryant, Kathryn J. – Remedial and Special Education, 2013
The study compared the effects of using commercially available and custom-made video prompts on the completion of cooking recipes by four high school age males with a diagnosis of autism. An adapted alternating treatments design with continuous baseline, comparison, final treatment, and best treatment condition was used to compare the two…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Prompting, Teaching Methods, Cooking Instruction