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Smith, Matthew J.; Ginger, Emily J.; Wright, Katherine; Wright, Michael A.; Taylor, Julie Lounds; Humm, Laura Boteler; Olsen, Dale E.; Bell, Morris D.; Fleming, Michael F. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
The feasibility and efficacy of virtual reality job interview training (VR-JIT) was assessed in a single-blinded randomized controlled trial. Adults with autism spectrum disorder were randomized to VR-JIT (n = 16) or treatment-as-usual (TAU) (n = 10) groups. VR-JIT consisted of simulated job interviews with a virtual character and didactic…
Descriptors: Employment Interviews, Computer Simulation, Adults, Autism
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Bouck, Emily C.; Satsangi, Rajiv; Doughty, Teresa Taber; Courtney, William T. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are included in general education classes and expected to participate in general education content, such as mathematics. Yet, little research explores academically-based mathematics instruction for this population. This single subject alternating treatment design study explored the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Manipulative Materials, Problem Solving
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Mazurek, Micah O.; Wenstrup, Colleen – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2013
This study examined the nature of television, video game, and social media use in children (ages 8-18) with autism spectrum disorders (ASD, n = 202) compared to typically developing siblings (TD, n = 179), and relative to other activities. Parents completed measures assessing children's screen-based and other extracurricular activities. Children…
Descriptors: Autism, Comparative Analysis, Television, Siblings
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Finkenauer, Catrin; Pollmann, Monique M. H.; Begeer, Sander; Kerkhof, Peter – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2012
Individuals with autism spectrum disorders or autistic traits may profit from Internet and computer-mediated interactions, but there is concern about their Internet use becoming compulsive. This study investigated the link between autistic traits and Internet use in a 2-wave longitudinal study with a non-clinical community sample (n = 390). As…
Descriptors: Autism, Internet, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Pervasive Developmental Disorders