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ERIC Number: EJ1297334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Employing Evidence-Based Practices for Children with Autism in Elementary Schools
Sam, Ann M.; Odom, Samuel L.; Tomaszewski, Brianne; Perkins, Yolanda; Cox, Ann W.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v51 n7 p2308-2323 Jul 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 quality occurred in the inclusive NPDC programs as compared with the SAU schools. Teachers in NPDC schools reported using more evidence-based practices (EBPs) and implemented EBPs with significantly greater fidelity than teachers in SAU schools. Autistic students in NPDC schools had significantly higher total attainment of educational goals than students in SAU schools, and the two groups made equivalent progress on standardized assessment outcomes across the school year. [For the corresponding grantee submission, see ED609046.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales; Social Skills Improvement System Rating Scales
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A150047; R324A170028