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Roscigno, Robin – Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, 2019
In its relatively short lifespan, applied behavioral analysis--the shaping of human behavior through operant conditioning--has risen to a state of eminence in the teaching and treatment of autistic children. This article reads the archive of behaviorist scholarship with and against the grain to two ends. First, I argue that behaviorism is a…
Descriptors: Applied Behavior Analysis, Behaviorism, Inclusion, Autism
Thrift, Lee Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the perceptions of special education teachers who apply Applied Behavioral Analysis interventions with high functioning students who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Participants in this research study were located in one central Georgia middle school that contains an autism…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teacher Attitudes, Special Education
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Dallman, Aaron R.; Artis, Jonet; Watson, Linda; Wright, Sarah – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often benefit from allied health services such as occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, and applied behavioral analysis. While there is consistent evidence of disparities in access and use of medical services (e.g. dentistry), no such systematic review has examined disparities and…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Medical Services, Allied Health Occupations, Occupational Therapy
Andreadi, Rafaela; Charitaki, Garyfalia; Soulis, Spyridon-Georgios – Online Submission, 2018
The principal criterion of effectiveness of Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) in communication skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) constitutes the focal point of this study. For this purpose, special educators' and psychologists' perceptions were collected and analyzed. The study was conducted through a qualitative approach.…
Descriptors: Applied Behavior Analysis, Communication Skills, Children, Autism
Udaze, Joanne – ProQuest LLC, 2016
There was a need for an increased and equal partnership between school professionals and parents. Collaboration will help parents and school professionals to understand one another. Natural environment teaching and routine should be incorporated into the intervention strategies that address the needs of the children diagnosed with autism. When…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Soares, Erin; Miller, Therese; Ciffone, Kathleen; Read, Kirsten – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2020
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) seemingly prefer tablets to other methods of intervention, though professionals posit that a therapist's presence is beneficial. In this experiment, two unique e-stories were created specifically for children with ASD. Ten children with low- or nonverbal ASD heard each story presented on an iPad; one…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Electronic Publishing, Handheld Devices
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Tager-Flusberg, Helen; Plesa Skwerer, Daniela; Joseph, Robert M.; Brukilacchio, Brianna; Decker, Jessica; Eggleston, Brady; Meyer, Steven; Yoder, Anne – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
A growing number of research groups are now including older minimally verbal individuals with autism spectrum disorder in their studies to encompass the full range of heterogeneity in the population. There are numerous barriers that prevent researchers from collecting high-quality data from these individuals, in part because of the challenging…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Verbal Communication, Communication Problems
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Radwan, Akram M.; Birkan, Binyamin; Hania, Fadi; Cataltepe, Zehra – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Active machine learning (AML) techniques enable a machine learning model to perform better with less labeled training data. In this study, we proposed an AML approach for teaching object recognition skills to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and compared its effects with passive learning (PL). A web and touch-based application was…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Assistive Technology, Electronic Learning, Teaching Methods
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Cardinal, Jennifer R.; Gabrielsen, Terisa P.; Young, Ellie L.; Hansen, Blake D.; Kellems, Ryan; Hoch, Hannah; Nicksic-Springer, Taryn; Knorr, James – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2017
Delivering individualized learning interventions to students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is daunting for education professionals already stretched to capacity meeting needs of all of their students. Paraprofessionals (paraeducators) can assume integral roles in classroom support and management, but they may not be consistently trained in…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teaching Methods, Mild Intellectual Disability
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Leblanc, Lise; Richardson, Warnie; McIntosh, Janet – International Journal of Special Education, 2005
The "Intensive Early Intervention Program for Children with Autism" (IEIP) is a program funded by the province of Ontario. It is used to teach/treat young children who have been formally identified as having an autistic spectrum disorder. Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) services are provided to these children, aged 2 to 5 years,…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Autism, Intelligence Quotient, Young Children
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Zachor, Ditza A.; Itzchak, Esther Ben – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2010
The current study examined the relation between autism severity at baseline, type of intervention employed and outcomes in young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Seventy-eight children with ASD, aged 15-35 months (M=25.4, SD=4.2), received either applied behavioral analysis (ABA) or integration of several intervention approaches…
Descriptors: Socialization, Community Programs, Autism, Diagnostic Tests
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Zachor, Ditza A.; Ben-Itzchak, Esther; Rabinovich, Ana-Lia; Lahat, Eli – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2007
It is still debated what is the best early intervention approach for autism. This study compared two intervention approaches, Eclectic-Developmental (ED) and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) in very young children with autism/autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Nineteen children received ED intervention, using combination of methods. Twenty children…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Behavioral Science Research, Autism, Young Children
Lowe, R. Sandlin, III – Exceptional Parent, 2008
In this article, the author shares his journey with autism which began when his son, David Braxton Hughes Lowe, was diagnosed in September of 2005. It was the confirmation of suspicions that he had had since he was about a year old. As a father and a physician, this was a particularly disheartening sequence of events. Over the next few months, he…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Behavioral Science Research, Autism, Etiology
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Tews, Lisa – Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, 2007
The topic of early intervention for autism is widely researched and discussed within the literature. The application of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) continues to be an important topic. Due to the extensive amount of research on behavioral treatments for autism, and its widespread practice, the focus of this paper will be based upon treatment…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Early Intervention, Behavioral Science Research, Autism
Stephens, Lauren M.; Dieppa, Melissa; LeBlanc, Patrice – Online Submission, 2006
The purpose of this paper is to provide information about the social difficulties of students with Autism. A review of Erikson's Theory supports why developing social skills is important. No Child Left Behind evidence-based practices are suggested to assist these students. A literature review was conducted on these topics using key words to…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Federal Legislation, Behavioral Science Research, Metacognition
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