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Title:Strategies for Support Social Inclusion of an Autistic Child in the Classroom
Author(s):Heuck, Emily; De Vries, Lauren
Contributor(s):DeThorne, Laura S
Subject(s):Speech and Hearing Science
Autism
school
children
inclusion
support
Abstract:Although the inclusion of children on the autism spectrum in regular education has become more commonplace, facilitating positive peer interaction continues to be a challenge. The purpose of this study is to illustrate four clinician strategies aimed at facilitating peer interactions and describe how they shape classroom dynamics. Data will be drawn from a mixed methods case study focused on peer interactions involving one autistic child, John, and two of his non-autistic peers during 3rd grade art class. John presents with significant sensory-motor differences, produces limited recognizable speech, and uses a speech-generating communication device. Video-recordings of approximately 20 art classes will be coded in ELAN for the frequency of peer interaction and four different instructor strategies: direct prompts, behavioral interpretation, environmental arrangement, and scaffolding. In addition, discourse course analyses paired with iterative viewing of salient video segments will be used to illustrate each strategy and highlight potential influences on peer dynamics. Findings will help guide teachers, therapists, and paraprofessionals in supporting peer interactions in the classroom.
Issue Date:2018-04
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Image
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/99887
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 Emily Heuck
Copyright 2018 Lauren De Vries
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-05-04


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