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Muharib, Reem; Alrasheed, Fahad; Ninci, Jennifer; Walker, Virginia L.; Voggt, Ashley P. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Functional communication training (FCT) is an evidence-based practice used to mitigate challenging behavior by increasing functional communication skills. To increase the practicality and feasibility of FCT in natural settings, thinning schedules of reinforcement are typically programmed following FCT. In this review, we meta-analyzed 28 studies…
Descriptors: Reinforcement, Children, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities
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Stack, Alexia; Lucyshyn, Joseph – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Children with autism incur trauma and have increased vulnerabilities for experiencing trauma. This paper summarizes the current literature in the study of trauma in typically developing children and those with autism. A treatment model for children with autism, drawing on components from cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), trauma-focused CBT, and…
Descriptors: Autism, At Risk Persons, Children, Trauma
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McDaniel Peters, B. Caitlin; Wood, Wendy – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
This systematic mapping review mapped current knowledge of equine-assisted interventions for people with autism to help guide future practice and research. Thirty-three studies including children and adolescents with autism, 3 of which confirmed diagnoses, were reviewed. Five types of equine-assisted activities were identified across 25 studies,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Horses, Therapy, Autism
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Reynhout, Georgina; Carter, Mark – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2006
A review of the empirical research literature on Social Stories[TM] is presented, including a descriptive review and single-subject meta-analysis of appropriate studies. Examination of data suggests the effects of Social Stories[TM] are highly variable. Interpretations of extant studies are frequently confounded by inadequate participant…
Descriptors: Children, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis, Child Behavior
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Gordon, Barry – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2000
This article discusses the use of a neural systems perspective to explain some of the behavioral impairments in autism and why some methods work the way they do. It suggests some optimal or even new ways of improving the behavioral treatment of autism and coupling it with other treatment methods. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Autism, Behavior Modification, Children, Cognitive Processes