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Mahoney, Michael W. M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
An increasing number of students with ASD receive special education services within secondary general education settings (Snyder, de Brey, & Dillow, 2018). Given that secondary teachers instruct multiple classes throughout the day, it is becoming more likely that general educators will have students with ASD in their classes and be responsible…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Peer Teaching, Teaching Methods
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Walker, Jennifer D.; Barry, Colleen – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2018
Social skills instruction (SSI) provides a promising avenue for teaching and promoting positive social interactions to students with high-incidence disabilities. Within SSI, a distinction can be made between social skills and social competence. Social skills are specific behaviors one must perform correctly within a specific social context or…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development, Social Development, Interaction
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Boden, Lauren J.; Ennis, Robin P.; Jolivette, Kristine – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
Check in/check out (CICO) is a secondary-tier intervention implemented within the framework of schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS) that uses school-based contingencies to encourage positive behavior. CICO is a five-step cycle which uses daily progress report cards (DPR) to monitor progress toward schoolwide or…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Self Contained Classrooms, Intervention, Models
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Ganz, Jennifer B.; Earles-Vollrath, Theresa L.; Cook, Katherine E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2011
Visually based interventions such as video modeling have been demonstrated to be effective with students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This approach has wide utility, is appropriate for use with students of a range of ages and abilities, promotes independent functioning, and can be used to address numerous learner objectives, including…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Intervention, Autism, Role Models
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Ogilvie, Christine R. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2011
For children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), impairments in social skills can impact interactions with peers, family members, and the world. Impairments in social skills vary from person to person, and may include lack of eye contact, limited affect, or nonexistent verbal communication. One strategy for teaching social skills to children with…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Mentors, Autism
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Xin, Joy F.; Sutman, Frank X. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2011
Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) typically display great difficulties in social-communication and interaction skills. Their difficulties with communication skills can impede their social interactions with both peers and adults. Thus, an important goal of interventions for children with ASD is to better ensure their social…
Descriptors: Socialization, Autism, Computer Uses in Education, Special Education Teachers
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Simpson, Cynthia G.; Gaus, Mark D.; Biggs, Mary Jo Garcia; Williams, James, Jr. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2010
In this article, James Williams, a young man with Asperger's syndrome (AS) shares his experiences taking physical education in a generalized education setting and discusses the implications for students with AS. He was diagnosed with AS when he was 9 years old. School was tough at times, especially when social interactions came into play. One of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Asperger Syndrome, Special Needs Students, Mainstreaming
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Verden, Claire E.; Hickman, Peggy – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2009
This article describes a sixteen-week, read-aloud intervention conducted using culturally and experientially-relevant literature with six urban middle school youth with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD), to facilitate prosocial skill development through opportunities for personal reflection and sharing through journaling and group…
Descriptors: Role Models, Intervention, Behavior Disorders, Skill Development
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Wolfe, Pamela S.; Condo, Bethany; Hardaway, Emily – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2009
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) has emerged as one of the most effective empirically based strategies for instructing individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Four ABA-based strategies that have been found effective are video modeling, visual strategies, social script fading, and task analysis. Individuals with ASD often struggle with…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Autism, Task Analysis, Sexuality
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Leffert, James S.; Brady, Mary E.; Siperstein, Gary N. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2009
Students participate in a "social community" of learners. For children with learning problems, mastering the skills needed to actively participate in this community can be a challenge. How can teachers find time to provide social skills instruction, given the pressures to teach academic subjects first and foremost? This article shows school…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Classroom Environment, Internet, School Personnel
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Lindsey-Glenn, Pam F.; Gentry, James E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2008
This case study examines the use of two assistive technologies, the Franklin Language Master 6000b and Microsoft PowerPoint 2003, as visual support systems to aid in the vocabulary acquisition skills of a student with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The intervention used children's literature and best practices in teaching vocabulary skills in…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Intervention, Autism, Visual Aids
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Morrison, Rebecca S.; Blackburn, Amanda M. – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2008
Research supports the difficulties that students with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and High-Functioning Autism (HFA) have in developing successful interpersonal relationships. While they want to establish friendships, students with AS fail to recognize and accurately interpret social cues and verbal and nonverbal behavior (Iovannone, Dunlap, Huber, &…
Descriptors: Cues, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Program Descriptions
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Banda, Devender R.; Matuszny, Rose Marie; Turkan, Sultan – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2007
Video modeling (VM) is one of the strategies that may help teachers increase appropriate behaviors among children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Children with ASD exhibit deficits in the areas of communication, socialization, behavior, and other life skills. Teachers need strategies that are evidence-based to improve these skills in…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Models, Video Technology
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Parsons, Lynn D. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2006
Many students with disabilities have difficulty acquiring social skills, especially those necessary for employment. Students with autism struggle because of problems with (1) theory of mind; (2) reading facial expressions; (3) auditory processing problems; and (4) a lack of exposure to social conventions. Virtual reality and video have been used…
Descriptors: Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Video Technology, Secondary School Students
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Howell, Jennifer Johnson; Gengel, Stacey – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2005
Studies have examined the characteristics of excellent general and special education teachers. However, comparatively few studies have examined the characteristics of excellent teachers of students with low-incidence disabilities. Outstanding teachers of students with low-incidence disabilities were contacted to determine their willingness to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Incidence, Disabilities, Special Education Teachers
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