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Riesen, Tim; Jameson, J. Matt – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
A single subject alternating treatment design was used to compare most-to-least and least-to-most prompts to teach work tasks in community businesses. Four students with moderate to severe disabilities, two paraprofessionals, and one transition teacher participated in the study. Results of the study suggest that both prompting strategies were…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Severe Disabilities, Disabilities, Paraprofessional Personnel
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Lovelace, Temple S.; Robertson, Rachel E.; Tamayo, Sareska – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Previous research has indicated that having a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) presents a unique set of challenges that impacts the entire family unit and individual family members' health, well-being, and experiences across the lifespan (Patterson, 2005; Turnbull, Turnbull, Erwin, & Soodak, 2006). Very few studies have addressed the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, African Americans, Children
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Diegelmann, Karen M.; Test, David W. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Post-school outcomes for students with intellectual disability continue to lag behind other students with disabilities. One way to improve outcomes for these students is to include them in decisions about their future by teaching students how to participate in their IEP meetings. Self-monitoring provides immediate feedback, motivation, and teaches…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Intellectual Disability, Individualized Education Programs, Meetings
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Pearson, Jamie N.; Meadan, Hedda – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
The identification of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during the first two years of life has become more promising; however, the probability of early ASD diagnoses does not always extend to African American children. This disparity has decreased the likelihood that African American children will benefit from early intervention…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Barriers, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Bondy, Alexis H.; Tincani, Matt – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Research has shown that response cards (RC) enhance academic performance of low-achieving students with mild to moderate disabilities. Learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID) often have difficulties with communication, which limit their participation in group lessons and limit their access to the general…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Communication Problems
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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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Cohen, Annamarie; Demchak, MaryAnn – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
The present study sought to determine if systematically teaching the use of visual supports to three students identified as having moderate to severe disabilities resulted in improved task completion and independence in general education settings. For each participant, a visual support system delineated a multi-step task, which prior to the…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, General Education, Developmental Disabilities
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Spencer, Vicky G.; Alkhanji, Rufaida – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Response interruption and redirection (RIRD) is an intervention that involves presenting demands or other types of distracters to interrupt an interfering behavior and redirect it to a more appropriate response. It targets the decrease of repetitive, stereotypic, and self-injurious behaviors. Research indicates that stereotypy is commonly…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Responses, Behavior Problems
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Shaw, Leslie A.; Grigal, Meg; Hart, Debra; Smith, Frank A.; Khamsi, Sheida – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Given the increasing enrollment of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in postsecondary education and the potential impact of self-determination on postsecondary outcomes, this study analyzed data on the self-determination status of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities completing their first year of a…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Postsecondary Education, Predictor Variables, Intellectual Disability
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Chang, Chia-Jui; Wang, Hui-Ting – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
This study aimed to contribute to the secondary-tier evidence of the three-tier video modeling intervention model (3TVM), using a group-based generic video, and to explore a new form of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) intervention using a Chinese-language interface for teaching children with developmental disabilities. A multiple…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Modeling (Psychology)
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Gevarter, Cindy; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Sammarco, Nicolette; Watkins, Laci; Kuhn, Michelle; Sigafoos, Jeff – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of different speech-generating device displays and vocabulary organizations on the acquisition of multi-step requesting responses in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Four young children with ASD were taught to use an iPad┬« application to make requests using both a taxonomically…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Handheld Devices
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Kelley, Jane E.; Barrio, Brenda L.; Cardon, Teresa A.; Brando-Subis, Christina; Lee, Saeun; Smith, Katharine – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
Educators have used narrative fiction to expand knowledge and facilitate awareness about underrepresented populations, including those with disabilities. This study is a content analysis of nine award-winning young-adult narrative fiction books with characters depicting individuals with ASD. The analysis yielded a total of 285 symptoms that were…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Fiction, Content Analysis
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Ruppar, Andrea; Fisher, Kimberly W.; Olson, Amy Jo; Orlando, Ann-Marie – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
All students with disabilities are required to access instruction related to the general curriculum; however, little is known about how this instruction actually occurs for students with significant intellectual disability, who would be eligible to participate in the alternate assessment based on alternate achievement standards. In this study, we…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Intellectual Disability, Observation, Teaching Methods
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Hart, Stephanie L.; Banda, Devender R. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
This study examined the extent to which peer mediation increased, maintained, and generalized social initiations and responses of elementary students with autism spectrum disorder as compared to their typically developing peers. A multiple-baseline across participants design was used to determine the impact of intervention. Results indicated that…
Descriptors: Peer Mediation, Interpersonal Competence, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism
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Head, Cynthia N.; Flores, Margaret M.; Shippen, Margaret E. – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2018
This study investigated the effects of a Direct Instruction (DI) reading comprehension program on the reading comprehension skills of students with autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay. Although the effectiveness of DI programs has been well documented in disability and instructional literature, effectiveness of DI for individuals with…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Direct Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Autism
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