ERIC Number: EJ1166729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Increasing Social Interactions Using Prompts and Rewards for Adolescents with ASD in an Ice Hockey Practice Context
Beiers, Kevin; Derby, K. Mark; McLaughlin, T. F.
Educational Research Quarterly, v39 n3 p40-56 Mar 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 implementation of a treatment phase. During baseline, the social interactive behavior of participants was measured. The participants engaged in vey low levels of social interaction. During treatment, the instructor applied prompting and reinforcement with the participants and social interaction was measured. The results indicate that social interaction of our participants can be increased during the hockey practice through the use of prompting and reinforcement.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Relationship, Cues, Rewards, Team Sports, Reinforcement, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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