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Carter, Jocelyn; Broder-Fingert, Sarabeth; Neumeyer, Ann; Giauque, Ann; Kao, Ann; Iyasere, Christiana – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
In an effort to meet the needs of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) while hospitalized, a team of experts and providers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), MGH for Children as well as parents of individuals with ASD was sparked in 2013. This became a multidisciplinary collaborative, the MGH Autism Care Collaborative, to improve…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Hospitals, Adults
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Goetz, Lori; And Others – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1979
The authors review research on attempts to promote speech acquisition in severely handicapped students. Studies on verbal imitation, syntactic forms, and semantics are summarized. Implications for instruction are noted, including careful selection of responses likely to occur in the child's normal environment and which have intrinsic reinforcing…
Descriptors: Exceptional Child Research, Imitation, Language Acquisition, Semantics
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Shea, Victoria; Mesibov, Gary B. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1985
Similarities between severe learning disabilities and higher-level autism are seen to include uneven profiles, language difficulties, social and interpersonal deficits, and cognitive disorganization. Among differences are relatedness and play interests. Benefits of viewing the two conditions as overlapping on a continuum are noted. (CL)
Descriptors: Autism, Learning Disabilities, Psychological Characteristics, Student Characteristics
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Powell, Stuart D.; Jordan, Rita R. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1992
Problem-solving approaches to teaching pupils with autism in special schools are analyzed, discussing the structures needed by individual pupils to enable them to function as problem solvers, the value of reflection in enhancing the learning potential of pupils, and ways of increasing pupils' awareness of their own ways of handling learning…
Descriptors: Autism, Conceptual Tempo, Elementary Secondary Education, Metacognition
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Bauer, Anne M.; Shea, Thomas M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1984
Tourette Syndrome, a condition characterized by involuntary muscular and verbal tics, is defined, its course described, incidence noted (possibly 1.6 percent of the population), etiology considered (from viewpoints of psychogenic and organic theories), treatment (primarily pharmaceutical therapy) discussed, and educational approaches examined.…
Descriptors: Definitions, Diseases, Elementary Secondary Education, Etiology
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Simonoff, Emily – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1998
Provides a protocol for counseling families with an autistic member concerning the risk of having an autistic child. Reports data regarding empirical recurrence risks and identifies the key elements that influence recurrence risks for individual couples. Counseling expertise in both diagnosis and treatment of autism and in the genetics of complex…
Descriptors: Autism, Clinical Diagnosis, Counseling, Decision Making