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Peer-Mediated Intervention and Technology

Title: Peer-Mediated Intervention and Technology: Mobile Device Application Use in Implementation of Peer Buddy Training.
Name(s): Baldwin, Bethany, author
Woods, Juliann, professor directing thesis
Hall-Mills, Shannon, committee member
Macrae, Toby, committee member
Stierwalt, Julie, committee member
School of Communication Science and Disorders, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this single case multiple-baseline design was to investigate the utility of using a mobile device application specifically Pictello for the iPad, as a tool to teach and support peer buddies to interact with a student with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Peer-mediated interventions have been highly successful in improving the social skills of children who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, the high level of support required to implement these interventions is not feasible for many teachers. This study explored the use of technology to support peers' use of communication facilitation strategies, thereby saving teachers' time and increasing opportunities for intervention. Intervention was conducted within the context of peer buddy interactions during typical school activities. Results demonstrated increased responses, initiations and topic maintenance of the target child during the intervention period. This research contributes to the literature on peer-mediated intervention through integrating evidence-based practice and technology to increase feasibility and accessibility to classroom teachers and other school-based professionals.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-7284 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the School of Communication Science and Disorders in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2013.
Date of Defense: June 20, 2013.
Keywords: apps, autism, mobile device application, peer-mediated, reciprocity, social skills
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Juliann Woods, Professor Directing Thesis; Shannon Hall-Mills, Committee Member; Toby Macrae, Committee Member; Julie Stierwalt, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Communication
Communicative disorders
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