Outcomes of a behavioral education model for children with autism in a mainstream school setting

Grindle, Corinna, Hastings, Richard, Saville, Maria, Hughes, Carl, Huxley, Kathleen, Kovshoff, Hanna, Griffith, Gemma, Walker-Jones, Elin, Devonshire, Katherine and Remington, Bob (2012) Outcomes of a behavioral education model for children with autism in a mainstream school setting. Behavior Modification (doi:10.1177/0145445512441199).


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The authors report 1-year outcomes for 11 children (3-7 years) with autism
who attended an “Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) classroom” educational
intervention in a mainstream school setting. The children learned new skills
by the end of 1 year and learned additional skills during a 2nd year. Group
analysis of standardized test outcomes (IQ and adaptive behavior) showed
moderate to large effect size changes over 1 year, with further changes
during a 2nd year. Standardized test outcomes for nine children after 2 years
were also analyzed against a comparison group (n = 18) of children with
autism receiving “education as usual.” These controlled comparisons were
associated with statistically significant large effects in favor of the ABA group
for adaptive skills. Exploratory analysis also showed that increases in language and learning skills in the ABA class group were generally associated with
positive changes in standardized test scores. A comprehensive behavioral
intervention model can be successfully implemented in a mainstream school

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1177/0145445512441199
ISSNs: 0145-4455 (print)
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions : Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Psychology > Clinical Neuroscience
ePrint ID: 338130
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
7 May 2012In press
Date Deposited: 10 May 2012 09:16
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:27
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/338130

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