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Odom, Samuel L.; Sam, Ann M.; Tomaszewski, Brianne; Cox, Ann W. – Grantee Submission, 2022
The purpose of this study was to assess the quality of educational programs for school-aged children with autism in the United States. Investigators completed the Autism Program Environment Quality Rating Systems-Preschool/Elementary (APERS) in 60 elementary schools enrolling children with autism. The mean total rating scores were near the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Elementary School Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Odom, Samuel L.; Sam, Ann M.; Tomaszewski, Brianne – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2022
The purpose of this study was to examine influences on the implementation of a school-based comprehensive program for autistic children. Following the conceptual framework suggested by the Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, Sustainment (EPIS) model, variables from the outer context, inner context, and also that were part of the…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention
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Sam, Ann M.; Odom, Samuel L.; Tomaszewski, Brianne; Perkins, Yolanda; Cox, Ann W. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of a comprehensive program model originally developed by the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (NPDC). Sixty elementary schools with 486 participants were randomly assigned to an NPDC and services as usual condition (SAU). Significantly greater changes in program…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Evidence Based Practice
Sam, Ann M.; Odom, Samuel L.; Tomaszewski, Brianne; Perkins, Yolanda; Cox, Ann W. – Grantee Submission, 2020
The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of a comprehensive program model originally developed by the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (NPDC). Sixty elementary schools with 486 participants were randomly assigned to an NPDC and services as usual condition (SAU). Significantly greater changes in program…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Evidence Based Practice
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Nowell, Sallie W.; Tomaszewski, Brianne; Steinbrenner, Jessica R.; Sam, Ann M.; Odom, Samuel L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2022
Measurement of social-pragmatic communication skills is essential for clinicians and researchers working with school-aged children on the autism spectrum. Many measures of these skills require time-intensive training and coding that is impractical for clinical assessment settings. Using a sample of 299 elementary school children (M = 8.6 years, sd…
Descriptors: Children, Communication Skills, Pragmatics, Check Lists
Odom, Samuel L.; Hall, Laura J.; Suhrheinrich, Jessica – Grantee Submission, 2019
Although applied behavior analysis researchers have created efficacious treatment and intervention practices for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), there is a gap between research and practice. Implementation Science (IS) and Organizational Behavior Management (OBM), based with Applied Behavior Analysis, are two parallel…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Evidence Based Practice, Behavioral Science Research, Behavior Modification
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Sam, Ann M.; Cox, Ann W.; Savage, Melissa N.; Waters, Victoria; Odom, Samuel L. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Comprehensive reviews of the research literature have identified that focused intervention practices for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder have evidence of producing positive developmental and learning outcomes. The Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM) project has translated evidence-based practices identified…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Evidence Based Practice
Morin, Kristi L.; Sam, Ann; Tomaszewski, Brianne; Waters, Victoria; Odom, Samuel L. – Grantee Submission, 2020
Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM) are a set of self-paced, online learning modules designed to disseminate information about the 27 evidence-based practices identified through a large-scale review of focused intervention practices for individuals with autism. In this study, we used descriptive statistics and an analysis of…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Online Courses
Morin, Kristi L.; Sam, Ann; Tomaszewski, Brianne; Waters, Victoria; Odom, Samuel L. – Journal of Special Education, 2021
Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM) are a set of self-paced, online learning modules designed to disseminate information about the 27 evidence-based practices identified through a large-scale review of focused intervention practices for individuals with autism. In this study, we used descriptive statistics and an analysis of…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Online Courses
Sam, Ann M.; Cox, Ann W.; Savage, Melissa N.; Waters, Victoria; Odom, Samuel L. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Comprehensive reviews of the research literature have identified that focused intervention practices for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder have evidence of producing positive developmental and learning outcomes. The Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM) project has translated evidence-based practices identified…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Evidence Based Practice