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Project Title

Project Title

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

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Blakeley-Smith, Audrey

Description

Description

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.

Funder

Funder

Organization for Autism Research

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

30000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

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.

Project Link

Project Link

Peer-mediated interventions for elementary school students with autism spectrum disorders (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of Colorado Denver

State/Country

State/Country

Colorado

Project Number

Project Number

Project number unavailable

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Peer-mediated interventions for elementary school students with autism spectrum disorders | 10000 | 2010 | n/a
Peer-mediated interventions for elementary school students with autism spectrum disorders | 20000 | 2009 | Project number unavailable
Peer-mediated interventions for elementary school students with autism spectrum disorders | 10000 | 2011 | N/A
Peer-mediated interventions for elementary school students with autism spectrum disorders | 8194 | 2012 | N/A

 
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