Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)
Autistic children--Education (Elementary)--Middle West; Teachers of students with mental disabilities--Middle West;
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
Department of Special Education
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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© 2015 Danielle Martens
Martens, Danielle, "The Son-Rise Program: strategies for teachers working with students on the autism spectrum" (2015). Honors Program Theses. 172.