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Barton, Erin E.; Pokorski, Elizabeth A.; Sweeney, Erin M.; Velez, Marina; Gossett, Stephanie; Qiu, Jia; Flaherty, Celia; Domingo, Maddisen – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2018
We examined an intervention package using peer modeling, systematic prompting, and contingent reinforcement to increase the frequency and complexity of board game play and social behaviors in young children with disabilities. Four children with or at risk for disabilities participated with their typically developing peers. Results indicated a…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Modeling (Psychology), Reinforcement, Games
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Plavnick, Joshua B.; Vitale, Frances A. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2016
Based on Skinner's classification of verbal behavior, the mand is the first and most advantageous verbal operant to develop. Deficits in vocal mand repertoires are common in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and can lead to decreased social interaction and increased problem behavior. The present investigation compared the effects of…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Verbal Operant Conditioning, Young Children
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Gengoux, Grace W. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2015
This study examined whether brief priming sessions (i.e., previewing activities with an adult ahead of time) would increase the rate of initiations made by children with autism to peers in inclusive settings. A multiple baseline across participants design assessed changes in rate of initiations, as well as statements reflecting target child…
Descriptors: Priming, Autism, Elementary School Students, Interpersonal Relationship
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Fettig, Angel; Schultz, Tia R.; Sreckovic, Melissa A. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2015
This study examined the effects of coaching on the implementation of functional assessment--based parent intervention in reducing children's challenging behaviors. A multiple baseline across participants design was used with three parent-child dyads with children between the ages of 2 and 5 years. The intervention consisted of training and delayed…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Intervention, Parent Participation, Behavior Problems
Reynolds, Brooke M.; Gast, David L.; Luscre, Deanna – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2014
The effectiveness of a self-management intervention on social interaction behaviors was evaluated for students with disabilities and social deficits. Four students enrolled in a general education kindergarten classroom were taught to self-monitor social initiations during nonstructured social time via a digital wrist counter. The number of social…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Self Control, Disabilities, Antisocial Behavior
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Conroy, Maureen A.; Sutherland, Kevin S.; Vo, Abigail K.; Carr, Staci; Ogston, Paula L. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2014
This investigation examined the effects of a classroom-based intervention, Behavioral, Emotional, and Social Training: Competent Learners Achieving School Success (BEST in CLASS), on teacher behaviors and child outcomes in early childhood classrooms. First, we examined the effects of professional development training and practice-based coaching…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intervention, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Cheremshynski, Christy; Lucyshyn, Joseph M.; Olson, Deborah L. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2013
The purpose of this study was to empirically investigate a family-centered approach to positive behavior support (PBS) that was designed to be culturally responsive to families of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. A Japanese mother and a child with autism were the primary participants. Multiple research methods were used. A…
Descriptors: Cultural Relevance, Program Implementation, Behavior Modification, Autism
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McLaughlin, Tara W.; Denney, Maria K.; Snyder, Patricia A.; Welsh, Jill L. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2012
Families are increasingly involved in the implementation of behavior support interventions to promote positive behaviors of young children in everyday family settings. Contextual fit, described as congruence between the behavior support intervention and the values, skills, resources, and routines of those who will implement the intervention, has…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Intervention, Family Attitudes, Quality of Life
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Walton, Katherine M.; Ingersoll, Brooke R. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2012
Parents and peers have been successful at implementing interventions targeting social interactions in children with autism; however, few interventions have trained siblings as treatment providers. This study used a multiple-baseline design across six sibling dyads (four children with autism) to evaluate the efficacy of sibling-implemented…
Descriptors: Training, Siblings, Intervention, Autism
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Steiner, Amanda Mossman – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2011
Despite the ubiquitous nature of parent education in autism treatment, relatively few studies directly address "how" parent education should be conducted. Given that the literature on parental well-being suggests that treatments that facilitate positive parental adaptation to their child's disability may be beneficial, this study…
Descriptors: Autism, Parent Education, Child Behavior, Parent Child Relationship
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Lang, Russell; Machalicek, Wendy; Rispoli, Mandy J.; O'Reilly, Mark – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2011
The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of a token economy and a self-management intervention in an inclusive kindergarten classroom. Two 5-year-old children with Asperger syndrome who were struggling to follow classroom rules participated in the study. An ABACABAC (A = baseline, B = token economy, C =…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Intervention, Asperger Syndrome
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Ingersoll, Brooke R. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2010
There are a variety of effective treatments designed for increasing social communication in young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Two such treatments, naturalistic behavioral and developmental, social-pragmatic/relationship-based interventions, differ in their underlying philosophy yet share many similarities in their…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Young Children, Pragmatics
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McLaren, Elizabeth M.; Nelson, C. Michael – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2009
A withdrawal design repeated across three children enrolled in two Head Start classrooms was used to investigate the effectiveness of functional assessment-based interventions to decrease inappropriate behavior. The two questions addressed in the study were (a) Will a behavior intervention plan based on functional behavior assessment conducted in…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Disadvantaged Youth, Behavior Modification, Functional Behavioral Assessment
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Feeney, Timothy J.; Ylvisaker, Mark – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2008
This study produced a second replication of an investigation of the effects of a multicomponent cognitive-behavioral intervention on the challenging behavior of young children with growing behavioral concerns after traumatic brain injury (TBI). The participants were two young elementary-age children with escalating behavior problems after severe…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Intervention, Head Injuries, Behavior Disorders
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Lee, SoHyun; Odom, Samuel L.; Loftin, Rachel – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2007
In this study, the authors examined the relationship between engagement in social interaction with peers and stereotypic behavior. Three children with autism with relatively high rates of stereotypic behavior and low rates of social engagement with peers participated in the study. Two typically developing peers learned to direct social initiations…
Descriptors: Play, Autism, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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