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Kaartinen, Miia; Puura, Kaija; Pispa, Päivi; Helminen, Mika; Salmelin, Raili; Pelkonen, Erja; Juujärvi, Petri; Kessler, Esther B.; Skuse, David H. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Cooperation is a fundamental human ability that seems to be inversely related to aggressive behaviour in typical development. However, there is no knowledge whether similar association holds for children with autism spectrum disorder. A total of 27 boys with autism spectrum disorder and their gender, age and total score intelligence matched…
Descriptors: Males, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Correlation
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Pickard, Katherine; Rowless, Seth; Ingersoll, Brooke – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Within the autism spectrum disorder field, rates of attrition in parent-mediated interventions have highlighted the need to engage families around improving the delivery of these services. The primary goal of this study was to approximate the impact of adaptations to an evidence-based, parent-mediated intervention, Project ImPACT (Improving…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Role, Intervention
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Bak, Moon Young Savana; Plavnick, Joshua B.; Byrne, Sarah M. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Little is known about the language trajectories of minimally verbal school-aged children with autism spectrum disorders. The present investigation conducted observations across two elementary schools over an entire school year to analyze the vocal language development of nine minimally verbal children with autism spectrum disorder between the ages…
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, Verbal Ability, Language Acquisition, Children
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Sutton, Bronwyn M.; Webster, Amanda A.; Westerveld, Marleen F. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Initiating and responding to peers are social communication behaviors which are challenging for students with autism. We reviewed intervention studies set in mainstream elementary schools, which targeted these behaviors and reported on intervention outcomes as well as the resources required for their implementation. A total of 22 studies met the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills
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Burke, Meghan M.; Waitz-Kudla, Sydney N.; Rabideau, Carol; Taylor, Julie Lounds; Hodapp, Robert M. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The transition from high school to adulthood is difficult for youth with autism spectrum disorder and their families. Recognizing these challenges, there is a small but emerging body of literature testing interventions to improve the transition process. But there are many challenges in performing intervention research that have yet to be fully…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Youth, Barriers
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Sibeoni, Jordan; Chambon, Louise; Pommepuy, Noel; Rappaport, Clementine; Revah-Levy, Anne – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The expectations and role of families in the care of children with autism spectrum disorder are increasingly important. Nonetheless, no study has thus far explored the perspectives of siblings about the care received by a brother or sister with this disorder. The objective of this study was to fill this gap in the literature. This multicentre…
Descriptors: Expectation, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Siblings
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Mruzek, Daniel W.; McAleavey, Stephen; Loring, Whitney A.; Butter, Eric; Smith, Tristram; McDonnell, Erin; Levato, Lynne; Aponte, Courtney; Travis, Rebekah P.; Aiello, Rachel E.; Taylor, Cora M.; Wilkins, Jonathan W.; Corbett-Dick, Patricia; Finkelstein, Dianne M.; York, Alyssa M.; Zanibbi, Katherine – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
We developed an iOS-based app with a transmitter/disposable sensor and corresponding manualized intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder. The app signaled the onset of urination, time-stamped accidents for analysis, reminded parents to reinforce intervals of continence, provided a visual outlet for parents to communicate…
Descriptors: Toilet Training, Computer Oriented Programs, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Tint, Ami; Palucka, Anna M.; Bradley, Elspeth; Weiss, Jonathan A.; Lunsky, Yona – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This study aimed to describe patterns of emergency department use and police interactions, as well as satisfaction with emergency services of 40 adults with autism spectrum disorder without intellectual disability over 12-18 months. Approximately 42.5% of the sample reported visiting the emergency department and 32.5% reported interactions with…
Descriptors: Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Police
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Gengoux, Grace W.; Schapp, Salena; Burton, Sarah; Ardel, Christina M.; Libove, Robin A.; Baldi, Gina; Berquist, Kari L.; Phillips, Jennifer M.; Hardan, Antonio Y. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Developmental approaches to autism treatment aim to establish strong interpersonal relationships through joint play. These approaches have emerging empirical support; however, there is a need for further research documenting the procedures and demonstrating their effectiveness. This pilot study evaluated changes in parent behavior and child autism…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Children
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Hillier, Ashleigh; Goldstein, Jody; Murphy, Deirdra; Trietsch, Rhoda; Keeves, Jacqueline; Mendes, Eva; Queenan, Alexa – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Increasing numbers of students with autism spectrum disorder are entering higher education. Their success can be jeopardized by organizational, social/emotional, and academic challenges if appropriate supports are not in place. Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of a support group model for university students with autism spectrum…
Descriptors: College Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Social Support Groups
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Baker-Ericzén, Mary J.; Fitch, Meghan A.; Kinnear, Mikaela; Jenkins, Melissa M.; Twamley, Elizabeth W.; Smith, Linda; Montano, Gabriel; Feder, Joshua; Crooke, Pamela J.; Winner, Michelle G.; Leon, Juan – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
The population of adults on the autism spectrum continues to increase, and vocational outcomes are particularly poor. Longitudinal studies of adults with autism spectrum and without intellectual disability have shown consistent and persistent deficits across cognitive, social, and vocational domains, indicating a need for effective treatments of…
Descriptors: Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Supported Employment
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Shire, Stephanie Y.; Shih, Wendy; Chang, Ya-Chih; Kasari, Connie – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Children with autism spectrum disorder experience delays in the development of nonverbal social communication gestures to request and to share (joint attention) as well as play skills such that intervention is required. Although such tools exist in research settings, community stakeholders also require access to brief, simple, and reliable tools…
Descriptors: Play, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Communication, Preschool Children
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Law, Gloria C.; Neihart, Maureen; Dutt, Anuradha – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Communication intervention in early life can significantly impact long-term outcomes for young children with autism. Parents can be vital resources in the midst of the current manpower shortage. "Map4speech" is a new mobile application developed for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. It is specially designed to provide…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Handheld Devices, Electronic Learning, Intervention
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Duncan, Amie; Ruble, Lisa A.; Meinzen-Derr, Jareen; Thomas, Carrie; Stark, Lori J. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Daily living skills deficits are strongly associated with poor adult outcomes for individuals with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder, and yet, there are no group interventions targeting daily living skills. Seven adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and their parents participated in a feasibility pilot of a 12-week manualized group…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adolescents
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Beadle-Brown, Julie; Wilkinson, David; Richardson, Lisa; Shaughnessy, Nicola; Trimingham, Melissa; Leigh, Jennifer; Whelton, Beckie; Himmerich, Julian – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
We report the feasibility of a novel, school-based intervention, coined 'Imagining Autism', in which children with autism engage with drama practitioners though participatory play and improvisation in a themed multi-sensory 'pod' resembling a portable, tent-like structure. A total of 22 children, aged 7-12 years, from three UK schools engaged in…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Drama, Intervention
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