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Effects of hippotherapy on the motivation and social interaction/social communication for children with Autism Spectrum DisordersDownload
Engagement in purposeful activities is essential for development and is difficult for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who also have impairments of social interaction and communication. In hippotherapy, riding and other horse related activities can be used to promote children’s...
Investigating Principals’ Beliefs and Intentions Toward the Inclusion of Students with Autism Spectrum DisorderDownload
The purpose of this study was to improve our understanding of what influences principals’ intentions toward including children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in general educational settings. With the incidence of ASD on the rise (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012),...
Parental Experiences of a Parent-assisted Social Skills Intervention for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum DisorderDownload
The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS) is a parent-assisted social skills program for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In the PEERS program, the parents play a vital role in supporting and coaching their teen’s skill development. The purpose of this...