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Huijnen, Claire A. G. J.; Lexis, Monique A. S.; Jansens, Rianne; de Witte, Luc P. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
The aim of this research was to study roles, strengths and challenges of robot-mediated interventions using robot KASPAR for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Twelve focus group sessions were organized in which 70 ASD care and/or education professionals participated. Six roles for KASPAR were identified: provoker, reinforcer, trainer,…
Descriptors: Robotics, Intervention, Children, Autism
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Tremblay, Isabelle; Grondin, Steffany; Laberge, Anne-Marie; Cousineau, Dominique; Carmant, Lionel; Rowan, Anita; Janvier, Annie – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Parents' understanding/expectations regarding genetic testing for children with developmental disorders were explored. Within a month of testing, interviews were conducted with 57 parents. Many (74%) could not recall the nature of testing. Parents expected genetic testing to have positive impacts for the child (93%) and the family (98%), mainly to…
Descriptors: Parents, Expectation, Parent Attitudes, Children
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Bo, Jin; Pang, YanLi; Dong, Liangsan; Xing, Yu; Xiang, Yuan; Zhang, Mingting; Wright, Morgan; Shen, Bo – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Several recent studies revealed that physical activity programs that focus on fundamental motor skills could enhance both motor and social performance. The purpose of this pilot was to explore whether the social impairment of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) moderated the motor outcomes of a physical activity program. Nine children with ASD…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Physical Activities, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Koegel, Lynn Kern; Glugatch, Lindsay B.; Koegel, Robert L.; Castellon, Fernanda A. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Children with autism spectrum disorder demonstrate challenges in socialization that can interfere with their participation in common childhood activities and can persist or worsen if not addressed. The purpose of this study was to assess whether individualized education program (IEP) social goals could be targeted by a supervised paraprofessional…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Socialization, Individualized Education Programs
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Reinhartsen, D. B.; Tapia, A. L.; Watson, L.; Crais, E.; Bradley, C.; Fairchild, J.; Herring, A. H.; Daniels, J. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
We examined language profiles of 2571 children, 30-68 months old, with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), other developmental disabilities (DD), and typical development from the general population (POP). Children were categorized as expressive dominant (ED), receptive dominant (RD), or nondominant (ND). Within each group, the ED profile was the least…
Descriptors: Profiles, Toddlers, Young Children, Autism
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Castro, Kamila; Perry, Ingrid Schweigert; Ferreira, Gabriela Pachecho; Marchezan, Josemar; Becker, Michele; Riesgo, Rudimar – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This study aims to translate the Brief Autism Mealtime Behaviour Inventory (BAMBI) questionnaire to Brazilian Portuguese, in order to provide a tool to be used in clinic routine that encourages the evaluation of the feeding behaviour of patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The final sample contained 410 participants, the mean age was 9.58…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Translation, Portuguese, Questionnaires
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Espanola Aguirre, Elaine; Gutierrez, Anibal – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
The Motor and Vocal Imitation Assessment (MVIA) was developed to evaluate a proposed hierarchy of imitation skills that could be used to formulate an experimentally-validated instructional guide for intervention. Imitation performance was assessed via the MVIA in 30 typically developing (TD) children and 30 children with Autism Spectrum Disorder…
Descriptors: Motion, Verbal Communication, Imitation, Intervention
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Chester, Monica; Richdale, Amanda L.; McGillivray, Jane – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Despite widespread clinical use of group-based social skills training (SST) for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), there remains a lack of follow-up data, generalisation effects, common definition of social skills, and teacher report data. This study evaluated the effectiveness of an 8-week SST intervention with a play component…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Play, Teaching Methods, Children
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Monlux, Katerina D.; Pollard, Joy S.; Bujanda Rodriguez, Arlette Y.; Hall, Scott S. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Telehealth is increasingly being employed to extend the reach of behavior analytic interventions to families of children with developmental disorders who exhibit problem behaviors. In this preliminary study, we examined whether function-based behavior analytic interventions could be delivered via telehealth over 12 weeks to decrease problem…
Descriptors: Males, Genetic Disorders, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification
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Vasilevska Petrovska, Ivana; Trajkovski, Vladimir – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This randomized controlled study evaluated a computer-based intervention on emotion understanding in 32 children with autism spectrum conditions with and without intellectual disability (ID) aged 7-15 years. The intervention group (n = 16) used the program for 12 h while the control group (n = 16) was not included in any intervention or training…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Intervention, Emotional Response, Children
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Parsons, Lauren; Cordier, Reinie; Munro, Natalie; Joosten, Annette – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This study explored characteristics of children with autism with large intervention effects following a peer-mediated pragmatic language intervention, to devise algorithms for predicting children most likely to benefit. Children attended a 10-week intervention with a typically-developing peer. Data from a pilot study and RCT formed the dataset for…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention
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Holopainen, Annaleena; de Veld, Daniëlle M. J.; Hoddenbach, Elske; Begeer, Sander – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Youth with ASD often show limited or atypical empathic responsiveness. The direct effects of social skills interventions on enhancing empathic responsiveness is unknown. Data from a randomized controlled trial were used to investigate whether a Theory of Mind training improves the empathic responsiveness, measured through structured observations.…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Empathy, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Spratt, Eve; Norton, Jessa; Papa, Carrie; Newton, Janis; McDonald, Conner; Mercer, Mary Ashley; Serpe, Ali; Blackmon, Lee; Felty, Katrina; Carpenter, Laura – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Piece it Together (PIT) is a comprehensive wellness program designed for transitional age youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and mild neurodevelopmental disabilities that focuses on exercise, nutrition, socialization, and stress-reduction. The PIT Summer Program is a 6-week program, consisting of 90-min classes, twice a week. Each class…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Wellness, Exercise
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Parsons, Dave; Wilson, Nathan J.; Vaz, Sharmila; Lee, Hoe; Cordier, Reinie – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This study aimed to explore the appropriateness of an ICT intervention, the Therapeutic Outcomes by You application (TOBY app), from the perspectives of the parents. Parental experiences of twenty-four parents of a child with ASD who had participated in a three-month trial using the TOBY app were collected using semi-structured interviews.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Parent Attitudes, Children, Autism
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Neal, Glen E.; Effgen, Susan K.; Arnold, Sandra; Baldwin, Jonathan; Jeffries, Lynn M. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
Students with Down syndrome (DS) receive school-based physical therapy (SBPT), however little data exists regarding services and outcomes. Using a prospective observational cohort study our aim was to explore SBPT activities and interventions, and students' goal achievement of 46 students with DS, tracked by 17 physical therapists (PTs). PTs…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Physical Therapy, Outcomes of Treatment, School Health Services
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