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Project Element Element Description

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

10000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2010-2012

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

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.

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

n/a

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 | 30000 | 2009 | Project number unavailable
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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