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An Analysis of the Effects of Functional Communication and a Voice Output Communication Aid for a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders Vol. 2, No. 2 (2008) pp. 223–236
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Functional Communication Training (FCT) and a Voice Output Communication Aid (VOCA) on the challenging behavior and language development of a 4-year-old girl with autism spectrum disorder. The...
Use of Computer-Based Interventions to Teach Communication Skills to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review
Sathiyaprakash Ramdoss; Russell Lang; Austin Mulloy; Jessica Franco; Mark O'Reilly; Robert Didden; Giulio Lancioni
Journal of Behavioral Education Vol. 20, No. 1 (March 2011) pp. 55–76
The purpose of this review is to provide a systematic analysis of studies involving the use of computer-based interventions (CBI) to teach communication skills to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This review evaluates intervention...
Comparing Acquisition of AAC-Based Mands in Three Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Using iPad® Applications with Different Display and Design Elements
Cindy Gevarter; Mark F. O'Reilly; Laura Rojeski; Nicolette Sammarco; Jeff Sigafoos; Giulio E. Lancioni; Russell Lang
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Vol. 44, No. 10 (October 2014) pp. 2464–2474
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) applications may differ in their use of display and design elements. Using a multielement design, this study compared mand acquisition in three preschool-aged males with autism spectrum disorder,...
Meta-Analysis of Tablet-Mediated Interventions for Teaching Academic Skills to Individuals with Autism
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Vol. 48, No. 9 (2018) pp. 3021–3036
Portable touch-screen devices have been the focus of a notable amount of intervention research involving individuals with autism. Additionally, popular media has widely circulated claims that such devices and academic software applications offer...
Persons with Multiple Disabilities Exercise Adaptive Response Schemes with the Help of Technology-Based Programs: Three Single-Case Studies
Giulio E. Lancioni; Nirbhay N. Singh; Mark F. O'Reilly; Jeff Sigafoos; Doretta Oliva; Francesca Campodonico; Russell Lang
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 33, No. 3 (2012) pp. 849–857
The present three single-case studies assessed the effectiveness of technology-based programs to help three persons with multiple disabilities exercise adaptive response schemes independently. The response schemes included (a) left and right head...
Two Persons with Multiple Disabilities Use Camera-Based Microswitch Technology to Control Stimulation with Small Mouth and Eyelid Responses
Giulio E. Lancioni; Domenico Bellini; Doretta Oliva; Nirbhay N. Singh; Mark F. O'Reilly; Jeff Sigafoos; Russell Lang
Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability Vol. 37, No. 4 (December 2012) pp. 337–342
Background: A camera-based microswitch technology was recently developed to monitor small facial responses of persons with multiple disabilities and allow those responses to control environmental stimulation. This study assessed such a technology...
Training Teachers to Assess the Challenging Behaviors of Students with Autism Using Video Tele-Conferencing
Wendy Machalicek; Mark F. O'Reilly; Mandy Rispoli; Tonya Davis; Russell Lang; Jessica Hetlinger Franco; Jeffrey M. Chan
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities Vol. 45, No. 2 (June 2010) pp. 203–215
We examined the effects of performance feedback provided via video tele-conferencing (VTC) on the acquisition of functional analysis procedures by six teachers. A university supervisor used VTC equipment (i.e., computers equipped with web cameras...
Microswitch and Keyboard-Emulator Technology to Facilitate the Writing Performance of Persons with Extensive Motor Disabilities
Giulio E. Lancioni; Nirbhay N. Singh; Mark F. O'Reilly; Jeff Sigafoos; Vanessa Green; Doretta Oliva; Russell Lang
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 32, No. 2 (2011) pp. 576–582
This study assessed the effectiveness of microswitches for simple responses (i.e., partial hand closure, vocalization, and hand stroking) and a keyboard emulator to facilitate the writing performance of three participants with extensive motor...
Performance of Fourth-Grade Students with Learning Disabilities on Multiplication Facts Comparing Teacher-Mediated and Technology-Mediated Interventions: A Preliminary Investigation
Brian R. Bryant; Minwook Ok; Eun Young Kang; Min Kyung Kim; Russell Lang; Diane Pedrotty Bryant; Kathleen Pfannestiel
Journal of Behavioral Education Vol. 24, No. 2 (June 2015) pp. 255–272
Instructional applications (apps) are educational software programs that can be accessed via mobile technologies (e.g., iPad, smartphone) and used to help students acquire various academic skills, including mathematics. Although research suggests...
Two Adults with Multiple Disabilities Use a Computer-Aided Telephone System to Make Phone Calls Independently
Giulio E. Lancioni; Mark F. O'Reilly; Nirbhay N. Singh; Jeff Sigafoos; Doretta Oliva; Gloria Alberti; Russell Lang
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 32, No. 6 (2011) pp. 2330–2335
This study extended the assessment of a newly developed computer-aided telephone system with two participants (adults) who presented with blindness or severe visual impairment and motor or motor and intellectual disabilities. For each participant,...
Use of Computer-Based Interventions to Improve Literacy Skills in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review
Sathiyaprakash Ramdoss; Austin Mulloy; Russell Lang; Mark O'Reilly; Jeff Sigafoos; Giulio Lancioni; Robert Didden; Farah El Zein
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders Vol. 5, No. 4 (2011) pp. 1306–1318
The purpose of this review is to provide a systematic analysis of studies investigating computer-based interventions (CBI) to improve literacy skills (e.g., reading, writing, and vocabulary) in students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This...
The Effects of Enhanced Milieu Teaching and a Voice Output Communication Aid on the Requesting of Three Children with Autism
Melissa L. Olive; Berenice de la Cruz; Tonya N. Davis; Jeffrey M. Chan; Russell B. Lang; Mark F. O'Reilly; Sarah M. Dickson
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Vol. 37, No. 8 (September 2007) pp. 1505–1513
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of enhanced milieu teaching when combined with a voice output communication aid on the requesting skills of three children with autism. The research design was a multiple probe across...
Using Videoconferencing to Support Teachers to Conduct Preference Assessments with Students with Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Wendy Machalicek; Mark O'Reilly; Jeffrey M. Chan; Mandy Rispoli; Russell Lang; Tonya Davis; Karrie Shogren; Audrey Sorrells; Giulio Lancioni; Jeff Sigafoos; Vanessa Green; Paul Langthorne
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders Vol. 3, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 32–41
We used widely available videoconferencing equipment to support teachers to conduct preference assessments for three students with autism and developmental disabilities. Supervisors located at a university used videoconferencing equipment to collect ...
Teaching Functional Use of an iPod-Based Speech-Generating Device to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Larah van der Meer; Debora Kagohara; Donna Achmadi; Vanessa A. Green; Christina Herrington; Jeff Sigafoos; Mark F. O'Reilly; Giulio E. Lancioni; Russell Lang; Mandy Rispoli
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 26, No. 3 (2011) pp. 1–11
Anecdotal reports suggest that individuals with developmental disabilities who lack speech may be enabled to communicate through the use of a new iPod-based communication device. However, there appear to be limited empirical data demonstrating...
Teaching Advanced Operation of an iPod-Based Speech-Generating Device to Two Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Donna Achmadi; Debora M. Kagohara; Larah van der Meer; Mark F. O'Reilly; Giulio E. Lancioni; Dean Sutherland; Russell Lang; Peter B. Marschik; Vanessa A. Green; Jeff Sigafoos
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders Vol. 6, No. 4 (2012) pp. 1258–1264
We evaluated a program for teaching two adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to perform more advanced operations on an iPod-based speech-generating device (SGD). The effects of the teaching program were evaluated in a multiprobe multiple ...
Using Videoconferencing to Conduct Functional Analysis of Challenging Behavior and Develop Classroom Behavioral Support Plans for Students with Autism
Wendy Machalicek; Mark O'Reilly; Jeffrey M. Chan; Russell Lang; Mandy Rispoli; Tonya Davis; Karrie Shogren; Jeff Sigafoos; Giulio Lancioni; Massimo Antonucci; Paul Langthorne; Alonzo Andrews; Robert Didden
Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 44, No. 2 (June 2009) pp. 207–217
We conducted a functional analysis of challenging behavior for two students with autism using widely available videoconferencing equipment (laptop computers equipped with web cameras). Observers used the videoconferencing facilities to collect data...
Using iPods[R] and iPads[R] in Teaching Programs for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: A Systematic Review
Debora M. Kagohara; Larah van der Meer; Sathiyaprakash Ramdoss; Mark F. O'Reilly; Giulio E. Lancioni; Tonya N. Davis; Mandy Rispoli; Russell Lang; Peter B. Marschik; Dean Sutherland; Vanessa A. Green; Jeff Sigafoos
Research in Developmental Disabilities Vol. 34, No. 1 (January 2013) pp. 147–156
We conducted a systematic review of studies that involved iPods[R], iPads[R], and related devices (e.g., iPhones[R]) in teaching programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. The search yielded 15 studies covering five domains: (a)...