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Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

First Advisor

Dennis Ford

Keywords

Autistic children--Education (Elementary)--Middle West; Teachers of students with mental disabilities--Middle West;

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if public school elementary classroom teachers in one school district in the Midwest are already employing strategies within the SRP. These strategies include following the child’s interests or using child initiated methods, using red and green lights as indicators of opportunities to challenge students, using the 3 E’s (energy, excitement, and enthusiasm), and maintaining a non-judgmental attitude. If so, do these teachers perceive that these strategies decrease meltdowns and other unwanted behaviors? This study establishes the prevalence of informal SRP-like strategies within regular classroom practice. It also bridges a gap between the SRP, which is a home-based intervention used to treat autism and ways in which its strategies can be applied to a formalized educational setting. This will add to the field by determining whether more studies of the SRP program in treating children with ASD are warranted.

Date of Award

2015

Department

Department of Special Education

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

Date Original

2015

Object Description

1 PDF file (32 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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