Master of Education Applied Research Projects

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Ruth Sylvester, Ph.D.


Austim, Behavioral Interventions, Mixed Method, Student Perceptions, Transition Behaviors


A literature review was conducted to examine the various strategies that have been implemented with children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Interventions were identified and examine regarding their effectiveness with these individuals. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method research studies from several different countries were included, in order to provide a global perspective. The main areas that were examined were academically-focused interventions, behavioral and social interventions, student perceptions, and teacher-focused studies. Although autism is a condition that is highly unique to each individual, several commonalities are noted regarding key features of autism as well as common practices that have shown to be beneficial in meeting some of the challenges associated with autism. Social Storys™, coaching models, and integrated play groups are some of the strategies that have been presented with some success. Further research should look at incorporating information from other countries around the world, ideally from developing areas of the world, and seeking to gain more perspectives from individuals with autism themselves.

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