Enhancing social and transition behaviors of persons with autism through activity schedules: A review

Devender R. Banda, Eric Grimmett

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Abstract

Thirteen studies were reviewed that were conducted using activity schedules with persons with autism to improve social interaction skills and decrease problem behaviors. Results across studies indicate that activity schedules enhanced social interactions and on-task and transition behaviors. Also, investigators in some studies used activity schedules to decrease students' tantrums and other problem behaviors during transitions. Furthermore, researchers in several studies that reported generalization indicated that behaviors learned through activity schedules generalized across settings and persons. Implications for practitioners and for future researchers are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-333
Number of pages10
JournalEducation and Training in Developmental Disabilities
Volume43
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2008

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