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Duker, Pieter C.; Rasing, Eef – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1989
The study assessed the effects of redesigning the classroom physical environment to minimize stimulation on the occurrence of self-stimulation, on-task behavior, inappropriate behavior, and inactivity with 3 autistic males (16, 16, and 26 years old). Self-stimulation and inactivity decreased and on-task behavior increased. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Autism, Behavior Change
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Marshburn, Elaine C.; Aman, Michael G. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1992
Teacher ratings on the Aberrant Behavior Checklist were collected on 666 students with mental retardation attending special classes. Classroom placement and age had significant effects on subscale scores, whereas sex failed to affect ratings. The study concludes that the original scoring method, developed for individuals in residential facilities,…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Behavior Problems, Behavior Rating Scales, Children
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Smith, Donald E. P.; And Others – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1988
Repeated impedance measures were given over five weeks to 11 autistic, 20 learning-disabled, and 20 normal children. A repeated measures analysis of variance led to the conclusion that fluctuating, negative middle ear pressure greater than normal characterizes both autistic and learning-disabled children with the more abnormal pressures typical in…
Descriptors: Auditory Evaluation, Autism, Children, Hearing Impairments
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Szatmari, P.; And Others – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1989
The follow-up study of 16 nonretarded autistic children as adults found that, though most were functioning poorly in terms of occupational-social outcome and psychiatric symptoms, four had essentially recovered. Severity of early autistic behavior was a poor predictor of outcome, but neuropsychologic measures of nonverbal problem solving were…
Descriptors: Adults, Autism, Children, Emotional Adjustment