EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
Enhancing Social and Transition Behaviors of Persons with Autism through Activity Schedules: A Review
Banda, D. R., & Grimmett, E.
Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 43(3), 324-333.
Indicators of Review Quality:
The review addresses a clearly focused question
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication
Included studies are assessed for study quality
Quality assessments are reproducible
Description: This is a review of quantitative, peer-reviewed studies examining the effectiveness of activity schedules for children and adults with autism.
Are activity schedules effective with persons with autism to enhance appropriate behaviors and/or to decrease inappropriate behaviors?
Can the effects of activity schedules be generalized to other activities, persons, or settings?
Are activity schedules socially valid interventions?
Population: Individuals with autism
Intervention/Assessment: Activity or picture schedules
Number of Studies Included: 13
Years Included: Not stated
Activity Schedule - The reviewed studies support the use of activity schedules as an effective intervention to improve social, daily living, on-task, and transition behaviors in persons with autism (p. 328).
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Social Skills
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Added to Compendium: December 2011