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Peer-mediated interventions for elementary school students with autism spectrum disorders  

In the proposal for this second year of study, the researchers will extend the model by adding a classroom-wide component in addition to the small group work with a select cohort of peers. The goals of the peer-mediated intervention are: (a) to increase opportunities for positive interaction between students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their peers by expanding peer support; (b) to assist peers in reframing attributions of the behavior of students with ASD through psycho-education; (c) to train peers in interaction strategies; and (d) to decrease rejection and problem behavior in selected activities. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder Organization for Autism Research
Fiscal Year Funding $30,000.00
Project Number Project number unavailable
Principal Investigator Blakeley-Smith, Audrey
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4SC. Test safety and efficacy of at least five widely used interventions (e.g., nutrition, medications, assisted technologies, sensory integration, medical procedures) that have not been rigorously studied for use in ASD by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $27,800,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution University of Colorado Denver
State/Country Colorado
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