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Jull, Stephanie; Mirenda, Pat – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2016
Several recent studies have shown that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are less physically active than their typically developing peers and are thus at risk of health problems associated with inactivity (e.g., obesity or diabetes). There is a need to examine the effectiveness of interventions such as swimming that are aimed at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Physical Activities
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Jull, Stephanie; Mirenda, Pat – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2011
Teaching children with autism to interact with their typically developing peers can be a challenge. Previous research has documented that there are many effective ways to teach social interaction; however, interventions in this regard are usually implemented by professionals. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Play, Autism, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Kleeberger, Vickie; Mirenda, Pat – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2010
This study examined the effectiveness of video modeling to teach a preschooler with autism to imitate previously mastered and not mastered actions during song and toy play activities. A general case approach was used to examine the instructional universe of preschool songs and select exemplars that were most likely to facilitate generalization.…
Descriptors: Play, Autism, Imitation, Preschool Children
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Maione, Liana; Mirenda, Pat – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2006
Identifying practical strategies for teaching children with autism to use social language with their peers is a challenge for professionals designing treatment programs. The purpose of this multiple baseline study was to assess the effectiveness of video modeling and video feedback for teaching a child with autism to use social language with…
Descriptors: Autism, Language Skills, Educational Strategies, Peer Relationship
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Brown, Kenneth E.; Mirenda, Pat – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2006
This study evaluated the effectiveness of contingency mapping, a new visual support strategy designed to enhance clients' understanding of the contingencies associated with functional equivalence training (FET). The study was conducted in a general education classroom with an adolescent boy with autism who engaged in prompt dependent behavior. A…
Descriptors: Intervention, Autism, Visual Aids, Program Effectiveness