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Investigating Stay, Play, & Talk: A Peer-Mediated Social Skills Intervention For Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder And Other Social Challenges, Kimberly Maich, Carmen L. Hall, Tricia Marie Van Rhijn, Kim Squires Nov 2018

Investigating Stay, Play, & Talk: A Peer-Mediated Social Skills Intervention For Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder And Other Social Challenges, Kimberly Maich, Carmen L. Hall, Tricia Marie Van Rhijn, Kim Squires

Exceptionality Education International

Two preliminary pilot phases of a peer-mediated social skills program—Stay, Play, and Talk—within inclusive early years settings in Ontario, Canada, investigated changes in observed social interactions and perceived social skills. In Phase 1, a single-subject AB design demonstrated increases in total social interaction units for two of three kindergarten participants during structured activities, and pre- and post-intervention educator ratings demonstrated small social skill increases with peers for all three participants. In Phase 2, pre- and post-intervention educator ratings for nine participants in a group design demonstrated increases in play interaction and disruption and decreases in play disconnection, with ...


Self-Paced And Video-Based Learning: Parent Training And Language Skills In Japanese Children With Asd, Ee Rea Hong, Liyuan Gong, Jennifer B. Ganz, Leslie Neely Sep 2018

Self-Paced And Video-Based Learning: Parent Training And Language Skills In Japanese Children With Asd, Ee Rea Hong, Liyuan Gong, Jennifer B. Ganz, Leslie Neely

Exceptionality Education International

While no exact information on the prevalence exists, it is assumed that the overall incidence of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has risen every year in Japan. However, given the lack of resources and services for families of children with ASD in Japan, there is a dearth of practical guidance for the support for those families. This study examined the effects of an asynchronous training package (i.e., self-paced and video-based learning manual) to teach two Japanese mothers to implement incidental teaching. Effectiveness of the instruction was determined using a multiple-baseline design across mother–child dyads. Results indicated that ...


A Comparative Study Of Immigrant Children Starting Childcare, Karen Guo Feb 2018

A Comparative Study Of Immigrant Children Starting Childcare, Karen Guo

Exceptionality Education International

This comparative study investigated the experiences of starting childcare of three immigrant children in three different learning environments in New Zealand. The notion of learning environment was explored as a way of thinking about how different people, places, and approaches to learning have interacted to create a particular site for the children’s beginning experiences in early childhood settings. The study sheds light on multiple perceptions and experiences with regard to immigrant children and their learning. Child observations, child interviews, and teacher and parent interviews were conducted in each child’s setting. Findings suggest that early childhood environments played a ...