Parent-Implemented Self-Management Intervention on the On-Task Behavior of Students With Autism

Christina A. Simmons, Scott P. Ardoin, Kevin M. Ayres, Lindsey E. Powell

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Despite extensive research examining self-management interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD),1 researchers have failed to evaluate self-management procedures for on-task behavior in the home environment or with parents as interventionists. Using an ABAB design, the present study examined the effectiveness of a parent-implemented intervention consisting of self-monitoring, self-evaluation, and contingent reinforcement to increase on-task behavior of three participants completing independent school work in their home. Traditional and masked visual analysis of single-case design data indicate that, across participants, the intervention increased on-task behavior, intervention effects were maintained at postintervention, parents implemented the intervention with high fidelity, parents and children rated procedures as high in social validity, and observations via live video technology resulted in high correspondence between parent and child ratings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-284
Number of pages12
JournalSchool Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 24 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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