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Kim, Sunyoung – Exceptionality, 2019
There is a growing need to consider the cultural responsiveness of behavioral interventions for individuals with disabilities, given increasing diversity in the United States. This study examined the effectiveness of peer-mediated pivotal response treatment (PRT) on social behaviors of Korean American children with autism, an understudied yet…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Social Behavior, Prompting
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Goldman, Samantha E.; Glover, Carrie A.; Lloyd, Blair P.; Barton, Erin E.; Mello, Maria P. – Exceptionality, 2018
Low-income, minority families are underrepresented in the literature on parent training for school-aged children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Although the use of visual supports, such as visual schedules, is considered to be an evidence-based practice for children with ASD in school, it is not known whether this strategy is effective for…
Descriptors: African American Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Low Income Groups
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Hampshire, Patricia K.; Allred, Keith W. – Exceptionality, 2018
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in secondary school settings (i.e., grades 6-12) typically struggle with multiple academic challenges. Critics have noted that secondary schools traditionally have not been particularly effective in helping students with ASD develop self-determination (e.g., self-management) skills, which are considered…
Descriptors: Autism, Homework, Self Determination, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Breeman, Linda D.; van Lier, Pol A. C.; Wubbels, Theo; Verhulst, Frank C.; van der Ende, Jan; Maras, Athanasios; Hopman, Juliette A. B.; Tick, Nouchka T. – Exceptionality, 2018
The aim of this study was to examine developmental links between disobedience and teacher-child closeness in a sample of boys with psychiatric disorders (i.e., emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD)) and special educational needs who are placed in special education. More specifically, this study examined…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Behavior Problems, Males, Special Education
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Wadlington, Charles; DeOrnellas, Kathy; Scott, Shannon R. – Exceptionality, 2017
This exploratory study analyzes the perceptions of Disability Support Services (DSS) personnel regarding the transition process and documentation requirements to receive services for students with invisible disabilities in postsecondary settings. Invisible disabilities include attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders,…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Individualized Education Programs, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
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Meadan, Hedda; Snodgrass, Melinda R.; Palomo, Ilyse; Amenta, Christina G.; Halle, James W. – Exceptionality, 2017
Training and coaching are cited frequently to achieve different goals, by different people, across different fields. "Who" provides training and coaching and "where" and "how" they are provided may influence the effectiveness of the training and coaching efforts, making the clear identification of these contextual…
Descriptors: Training, Coaching (Performance), Definitions, Literature Reviews
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Cheung, Yvonne; Schulze, Kimberly A.; Leaf, Justin B.; Rudrud, Eric – Exceptionality, 2016
The current study investigated the efficacy of a self-managed activity schedule to teach 2 participants how to effectively order food items from a local community bakery. 2 participants who were on the autism spectrum were taught to follow a task analysis that was displayed on an iPhone. We used a multiple baseline design across participants to…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Task Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Reed, Deborah K.; Hallett, Abigail; Rimel, Hillary – Exceptionality, 2016
Using a multiple baseline across participants design, this study examines the functional relationship between instruction in note-taking skills and the ability of young adults with autism spectrum disorder to take notes on college lectures. The three participants were enrolled in a program aligned with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Notetaking, Two Year College Students, Intervention
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Leaf, Justin B.; Leaf, Jeremy A.; Alcalay, Aditt; Kassardjian, Alyne; Tsuji, Kathleen; Dale, Stephanie; Ravid, Daniel; Taubman, Mitchell; McEachin, John; Leaf, Ronald – Exceptionality, 2016
This study compared most-to-least prompting to flexible prompt fading for teaching four children with an autism spectrum disorder various expressive tasks. Using a parallel treatment design nested into a multiple probe design, researchers taught each participant how to expressively label six pictures with most-to-least prompting and six pictures…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Prompting, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Ahlgrim-Delzell, Lynn; Rivera, Christopher – Exceptionality, 2015
Mandates such as No Child Left Behind (2001) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004) shifted the emphasis of instruction to include skills that access the general curriculum for students with moderate to severe intellectual disability. The purpose of this study was to describe changes in literacy instruction of teachers…
Descriptors: Severe Intellectual Disability, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Comparative Analysis, Literacy Education
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Flores, Margaret M.; Ganz, Jennifer B. – Exceptionality, 2014
There is limited research demonstrating direct instruction (DI) as an effective language intervention for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and developmental disabilities (DD). Existing research has shown that instruction using partial implementation of DI programs resulted in student learning (Ganz, 2007) and instruction using whole…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Teaching Methods, Intervention, Language Skills
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Graff, Heidi J.; Berkeley, Sheri; Evmenova, Anya S.; Park, Kristy L. – Exceptionality, 2014
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong disability for which prevalence rates continue to increase. Persons with ASD vary widely in both severity of disability and services required. Therefore it is important to identify trends in research and evaluate progress in the field. The current study uses a journal analysis to evaluate research over…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Educational Research, Trend Analysis
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Cronin, Kathleen A. – Exceptionality, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among oral language, decoding, and reading comprehension for children with autism. Participants included 13 English-speaking children with a diagnosis of high-functioning autism (IQ > 70) who were included in a typical classroom, and who had parents who spoke English. Parts of the…
Descriptors: Autism, Oral Language, Decoding (Reading), Reading Comprehension
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Hammond, Rachel K.; Campbell, Jonathan M.; Ruble, Lisa A. – Exceptionality, 2013
The Response to Intervention (RTI) framework, a preventive model of universal screening, tiered interventions, and ongoing progress monitoring, poses an interesting consideration for identification and service delivery for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Upon examination of the existing literature, paucity exists regarding how RTI…
Descriptors: Identification, Evidence, Autism, Response to Intervention
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Schmidt, Carla; Stichter, Janine P. – Exceptionality, 2012
Impairments in social competence are core deficits for individuals with high-functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome (HFA/AS). As the incidence rate for these disorders continues to increase so does the urgency to identify evidence-based interventions that can remediate core deficits in order to provide these individuals with independence as…
Descriptors: Intervention, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Quality of Life
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