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Karal, Muhammed A.; Wolfe, Pamela S. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Social stories frequently have been used to improve the social interaction of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This literature review examines the effectiveness of social story interventions on the social interactions of students with ASD including with whom, where, and what formats have been implemented, as well as the methodological…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Interaction, Story Telling, Social Development
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Pearlman-Avnion, Shiri; Ron, Noa; Ezekiel, Smadar – Educational Gerontology, 2018
The present study investigates whether social interaction moderates age-related deterioration of theory of mind (ToM) abilities. The study population consists of 65 Israeli adults aged 19-102 with varying degrees of self-reported social interaction. It is hypothesized that as age increases, success at ToM-related tasks will decrease. Second, it is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Theory of Mind
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Qi, Jing; Wang, Lijuan – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Positive interactions with peers are critical to the everyday school experiences of students. Students with disabilities can benefit from social interactions during their general physical education (PE) classes, particularly if such interactions are extensive, frequent, meaningful, and positive and if equal-status relationships are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interaction, Peer Relationship, Disabilities
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Davis, Tonya N.; Hodges, Abby; Weston, Regan; Hogan, Emily; Padilla-Mainor, Kristen – Journal of Behavioral Education, 2017
Preferred forms of social interaction were identified using a paired-stimulus format in which two 3-5 s videos of the experimenter providing the social interaction to the participant were presented. Reinforcer efficacy of the high-, medium-, and low-preferred interactions was evaluated using a progressive-ratio schedule to determine the amount of…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Preferences, Interpersonal Relationship, Stimuli
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Shively, Rachel L. – L2 Journal, 2016
This case study examines how one study abroad student oriented to social interaction during a semester in Spain. Using an activity theoretical approach, the findings indicate that the student not only viewed social interaction with his Spanish host family and an expert-Spanish-speaking age peer as an opportunity for second language (L2) learning,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Study Abroad, Interaction
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Wright, Katherine Landau; Etchells, Matthew J.; Watson, Nancy T. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
Use these proven strategies for mediation to maintain a safe, productive classroom environment, model positive social interactions, and allow students to increase their personal responsibility.
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Social Development, Interaction, Student Responsibility
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Ozuna, Jennifer; Mavridis, Alexis; Hott, Brittany L. – Exceptionality Education International, 2015
Social interaction is a core deficit in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Therefore, parents and teachers need effective interventions to support students with ASD. This synthesis provides a quantitative analysis of single-subject studies that examine interventions to support social interactions in children with ASD. Results suggest…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Early Intervention
Chan, Man Ching Esther; Clarke, David – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2017
This paper reports a study conducted in a laboratory classroom with the capability to record classroom social interactions in great detail using advanced video technology. The social interactions of student groups during collaborative problem solving were analysed based on transcript data. This analysis suggests that meaning negotiation in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Video Technology, Classroom Communication
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Clay, Casey J.; Samaha, Andrew L.; Bloom, Sarah E.; Bogoev, Bistra K.; Boyle, Megan A. – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2013
We examined a procedure to assess preference for social interactions in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Preferences were identified in five individuals using a paired-choice procedure in which participants approached therapists who provided different forms of social interactions. A subsequent tracking test showed that…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Developmental Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Positive Reinforcement
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García-Ros, Rafael; Pérez-González, Francisco; Cavas-Martínez, Francisco; Tomás, José M. – Educational Psychology, 2018
Applying a structural equations modelling methodology, the study analyses the relationships and effects of self-regulated learning (social interaction learning strategies and motivation) and first-year university experiences on permanence in the sophomore year. The participants are 239 first-year students in different Engineering degrees at a…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Learning Strategies, Student Motivation, Student Experience
Goble, Priscilla; Eggum-Wilkens, Natalie D.; Bryce, Crystal I.; Foster, Stacie A.; Hanish, Laura D.; Martin, Carol Lynn; Fabes, Richard A. – Grantee Submission, 2017
Transactional relations between children's positive social interaction skills, school engagement, and academic achievement were examined using a longitudinal panel model across the transition from preschool to first grade. Participants were Head Start children (N = 241; 49% girls, M age = 53 months, range 45-60); 78% were Mexican/Mexican-American;…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Grade 1, Kindergarten
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Penagos-Corzo, Julio C.; Pérez-Acosta, Andrés M.; Hernández, Ingrid – Psicologica: International Journal of Methodology and Experimental Psychology, 2015
The experiment reported here uses a conditional self-discrimination task to examine the influence of social interaction on the facilitation of self-discrimination in rats. The study is based on a previous report (Penagos- Corzo et al., 2011) showing positive evidence of such facilitation, but extending the exposition to social interaction…
Descriptors: Animals, Interaction, Training, Positive Reinforcement
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Beach, Jason; Wendt, Jeremy – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine if participants could improve their social interaction skills by participating in a virtual immersive environment. The participants used a developing virtual reality head-mounted display to engage themselves in a fully-immersive environment. While in the environment, participants had an opportunity to…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Interpersonal Relationship, Interviews, Autism
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Beiers, Kevin; Derby, K. Mark; McLaughlin, T. F. – Educational Research Quarterly, 2016
We evaluated the effects of using prompts and reinforcement procedures to increase the social interaction of two children with autism (ASD). This study took place during the context of a hockey practice. Two adolescent participants were evaluated using an ABAB single subject reversal design. Baseline data were collected prior to and after the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Relationship
Beach, Jason; Wendt, Jeremy – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
The purpose of this pilot study was to determine if participants could improve their social interaction skills by participating in a virtual immersive environment. The participants used a developing virtual reality head-mounted display to engage themselves in a fully-immersive environment. While in the environment, participants had an opportunity…
Descriptors: Interaction, Interpersonal Relationship, Simulated Environment, Educational Environment
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