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Shnitzer-Meirovich, Shlomit; Lifshitz-Vahab, Hefziba; Mashal, Nira – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Studies examining the visual and verbal metaphorical comprehension of individuals with non-specific intellectual disability (NSID) are remarkably scarce; to date only one case study examined comprehension of metaphors in an individual with Down syndrome (DS). The current study explored both the understanding of conventional and novel metaphors and…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome, Figurative Language, Intelligence Tests
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King, Seth A.; Powell, Sarah R.; Lemons, Christopher J.; Davidson, Kimberly A. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Mathematics is an area of difficulty for most children and adolescents with Down syndrome (DS). Researchers have suggested tailoring academic interventions based on the behavioral phenotype of DS could improve mathematics outcomes. The purpose of this review was to examine whether children and adolescents with DS perform differentially compared to…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Down Syndrome, Children, Adolescents
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Petrina, Neysa; Carter, Mark; Stephenson, Jennifer – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
This study investigated perceptions of teachers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) on the importance of friendship development in comparison to other outcome priorities. Perceptions of teachers working in special classes were compared to those of teachers of mainstream classes. Friendship was rated of similar importance to social…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Friendship, Children, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Hong, Ee Rea; Davis, John L.; Neely, Leslie; Ganz, Jennifer B.; Morin, Kristi; Ninci, Jennifer; Boles, Margot B. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Functional living skills are skills needed for being an independent individual in society. As individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) get older, the discrepancy between functional living skills of themselves and their peers increases. However, it is not known which type of intervention is more or less effective specifically for adolescent-…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adolescents, Adults
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Collins, Belva C.; Tekin-Iftar, Elif; Olcay-Gul, Seray – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
This article explores how international collaboration among researchers can contribute to developing evidence-based practices and disseminating knowledge in the field of special education. A review of a sample of special education journals published in English to identify articles written in collaboration by researchers from different countries is…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Evidence Based Practice, Information Dissemination, Special Education
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Gallup, Jennifer; Serianni, Barbara – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
This article explores emotional expression and awareness in the context of a virtual environment specific to young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and how emotional awareness and expression can support postsecondary outcomes. A qualitative study was conducted with five young adults with ASD who actively played a massively multiplayer…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Young Adults, Emotional Response
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MacLeod, Kate – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
This qualitative single case study explored (a) the underlying beliefs of the connected individuals involved in determining guardianship or alternatives to guardianship for a young adult with intellectual disability; (b) the attitudes, resources and skills needed for educators and families to develop transition plans that address alternatives to…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Beliefs, Intellectual Disability, Young Adults
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Levy, Kimberly M.; Ainsleigh, Susan A.; Hunsinger-Harris, Melissa L. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Drowning is a leading cause of unintentional death among children worldwide. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at higher risk for incidents of drowning then their non-disabled peers. Mastering water safety skills, such as underwater submersion, has been associated with a decreased risk for incidents of drowning. Using a combined…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, At Risk Persons, Aquatic Sports
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Genc-Tosun, Derya; Kurt, Onur – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
The purpose of the present study was to compare the effectiveness and efficiency of simultaneous prompting with and without video modeling in teaching food preparation skills to four participants with autism spectrum disorder, whose ages ranged from 5 to 6 years old. An adapted alternating treatment single-case experimental design was used to…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Prompting, Food
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Nelson, Catherine; Paul, Kristen; Johnston, Susan S.; Kidder, Jaimee E. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Play skills are central to development of children's language and cognitive skills. However, social, symbolic, and object play skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are frequently impaired. This study examined the effects of a strategy that utilized preferred play materials, antecedent creative dance activities, and priming of…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Young Children, Play
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Polloway, Edward A.; Auguste, Maryleen; Smith, J. David; Peters, Delia – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
This study provides an updated analysis of state guidelines with respect to terminology and definitions in the field of intellectual disability (ID). The study serves as a methodological replication of prior work that has been reported in the literature in earlier decades. The data were acquired by reviewing web-based state guidelines for ID…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Guidelines, Vocabulary, Definitions
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Lassmann, Heather; Forber-Pratt, Anjali J. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Supported decision making (SDM) has begun to receive significant attention as means to enable people to exercise autonomy and self-determination over decisions about their life. Practice frameworks that can be used to promote the provision of supports for decision making are needed. This paper integrates the literature across intellectual and…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Self Determination, Personal Autonomy, Developmental Disabilities
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Shepley, Sally B.; Smith, Katie A.; Ayres, Kevin M.; Alexander, Jennifer L. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Self-instruction for individuals with an intellectual disability can be viewed as a pivotal skill in that once learned this skill has collateral effects on future behaviors in various environments. This study used a multiple probe across participants design to evaluate video modeling to teach high school students with an intellectual disability to…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Modeling (Psychology), Teaching Methods, Intellectual Disability
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Bouck, Emily C. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
All students are expected to participate in accountability systems and multiple options exist for students with disabilities, including taking the general large-scale assessment with and without accommodations and taking an alternate assessment. Using a secondary analysis of the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2), the researcher…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Special Education, Longitudinal Studies, Disabilities
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Magalhaes, Lucia S.; Pereira, Ana P. S. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2017
Families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face a series of daily challenges, from which emerge a number of concerns that are inherent to the reality of living with a child with ASD, as well as the demand for formal and informal supports that are required for these families. This study's main objectives were to: (1) identify and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Mothers
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