Social stories: an intervention tool to help decrease undesired behaviors in children with characteristics of autism spectrum disorders

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Publication Type dissertation
School or College College of Education
Department Special Education
Author Thompson, Robyn
Title Social stories: an intervention tool to help decrease undesired behaviors in children with characteristics of autism spectrum disorders
Date 2015-08
Description An adapted alternating treatment design was implemented to explore whether (a) a Social Story presented in a paper-based format was effective in decreasing undesired behaviors when compared to a no-intervention baseline condition, (b) a Social Story presented in a tablet computer-based format was effective in decreasing undesired behaviors when compared to a no-intervention baseline condition, and (c) a difference existed between the efficiency and the effectiveness of paper-based format and tablet computer-based format Social Story interventions. Four children from early childhood special education classrooms participated in the study. Data regarding frequency of undesired behaviors during target activities as well as social validity data regarding the perceived effectiveness and efficiency of the interventions were collected. Results revealed that Social Stories presented in both paper-based and iPad-based formats were effective and efficient in decreasing undesired behaviors when compared to baseline conditions, and that a notable difference did not exist between the efficiency and the effectiveness of the paper-based and iPad-based formats.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject behavior; preschool; Social Stories
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name Doctor of Philosophy
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Robyn Thompson 2015
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 26,852 bytes
Identifier etd3/id/3934
ARK ark:/87278/s6ns4377
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2016-06-14
Date Modified 2018-04-03
ID 197485
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6ns4377
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