Teaching Science Facts to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders via Telehealth


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Kiyak U. E., TOPER Ö.

Journal of Behavioral Education, vol.32, no.3, pp.605-615, 2023 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10864-022-09497-y
  • Journal Name: Journal of Behavioral Education
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.605-615
  • Keywords: Simultaneous prompting, Observational learning, Telehealth, Autism spectrum disorders, Science facts, Academic skills, SMALL-GROUP INSTRUCTION, CHILDREN, TEACHERS, SKILLS
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.The interruption in the education of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) during the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated telehealth services offered both to the individuals and their parents. Therefore, this study aimed to examine the effects of the simultaneous prompting procedure and observational learning in teaching science facts to middle-school students with ASD by using multiple probe designs with probe trials via telehealth. The researchers also conducted follow-up and novel adult probe sessions to assess the effects of simultaneous prompting procedure and observational learning along with the opinions of students and their mothers in terms of social validity. Results indicated that students acquired the target science facts and observational learning skills, maintained them over time, and generalized them across different people. The implication of the findings and directions for future research was additionally discussed.