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Broadening the Scope of Peer-Mediated Intervention for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

By: Platos, Mateusz.
Contributor(s): Wojaczek, Kinga.
Series: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders : Special issue - College Experiences for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder 48 (3) March 2018: 747-750. 2018Subject(s): AUTISM | ADOLESCENTS | ADULTS | PEER TUTORING | INTERVENTION | FRIENDSHIPS | SOCIAL INTERACTION | WELL BEING | PEER MEDIATED INTERVENTION (PMI) | BEFRIENDING SCHEME | PEER VOLUNTEERS MARY AND MAXOnline resources: Click to read article online IHC Library Members Summary: Explains that peer-mediated intervention (PMI) is most commonly defined as a treatment approach that engages typically developing peers to teach children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) social skills and increase their social interactions, mainly in a school setting. This article addresses the limitations of such an understanding and presents arguments for broadening its scope. Provides a description of a befriending scheme for individuals with ASD to inspire future research and guidelines on PMI.
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Explains that peer-mediated intervention (PMI) is most commonly defined as a treatment approach that engages typically developing peers to teach children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) social skills and increase their social interactions, mainly in a school setting. This article addresses the limitations of such an understanding and presents arguments for broadening its scope. Provides a description of a befriending scheme for individuals with ASD to inspire future research and guidelines on PMI.

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