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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
NEW

2010

Funder Organization for Autism Research
Fiscal Year Funding $10,000.00
Current Award Period 2010-2012
Project Number n/a
Principal Investigator Blakeley-Smith, Audrey
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Treatments)
Subcategory Educational
Strategic Plan Objective New! Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 4LD. Support at least five community-based studies that assess the effectiveness of interventions and services in broader community settings by 2015. Such studies may include comparative effectiveness research studies that assess the relative effectiveness of: o Different and/or combined medical, pharmacological, nutritional, behavioral, service-provision, and parent- or caregiver-implemented treatments; o Scalable early intervention programs for implementation in underserved, low-resource, and low-literacy populations; and o Studies of widely used community intervention models for which extensive published data are not available. Outcome measures should include assessment of potential harm as a result of autism treatments, as well as positive outcomes. IACC Recommended Budget: $37,500,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution University of Colorado Denver
State/Country Colorado
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