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3D Printing in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
3D Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.222, CiteScore: 1)
4OR: A Quarterly J. of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.825, CiteScore: 1)
AAPS J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.118, CiteScore: 4)
AAPS PharmSciTech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.752, CiteScore: 3)
Abdominal Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.866, CiteScore: 2)
Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universitat Hamburg     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.439, CiteScore: 0)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.53, CiteScore: 1)
Academic Questions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.106, CiteScore: 0)
Accreditation and Quality Assurance: J. for Quality, Comparability and Reliability in Chemical Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.316, CiteScore: 1)
Acoustical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.359, CiteScore: 1)
Acoustics Australia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.232, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Analytica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.367, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Applicandae Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.675, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Biotheoretica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.284, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Diabetologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.587, CiteScore: 3)
Acta Endoscopica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
acta ethologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.769, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geochimica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.24, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.312, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geotechnica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.588, CiteScore: 3)
Acta Informatica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.517, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Mathematica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 7.066, CiteScore: 3)
Acta Mathematica Hungarica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.452, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Mathematica Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.379, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Mathematica Vietnamica     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.27, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.208, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Mechanica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.04, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Mechanica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.607, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.576, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Meteorologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.638, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Neurochirurgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.822, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Neurologica Belgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.376, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Neuropathologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 7.589, CiteScore: 12)
Acta Oceanologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.334, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Physiologiae Plantarum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.574, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.605, CiteScore: 1)
Activitas Nervosa Superior     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.147, CiteScore: 0)
Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
adhäsion KLEBEN & DICHTEN     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.72, CiteScore: 2)
Adhesion Adhesives & Sealants     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.005, CiteScore: 2)
Adolescent Research Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Adsorption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.703, CiteScore: 2)
Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials     Hybrid Journal  
Advanced Fiber Materials     Full-text available via subscription  
Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.698, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Astronautics Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal  
Advances in Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.956, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.812, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Contraception     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Data Analysis and Classification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57, SJR: 1.09, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Gerontology     Partially Free   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.144, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 1.64, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.475, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders     Hybrid Journal  
Advances in Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 1.04, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.075, CiteScore: 3)
Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Aequationes Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.517, CiteScore: 1)
Aerobiologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.673, CiteScore: 2)
Aerosol Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Aerospace Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio : J. of Aerospace Science, Technologies & Systems     Hybrid Journal  
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.825, CiteScore: 1)
African Archaeological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.862, CiteScore: 1)
Afrika Matematika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.235, CiteScore: 0)
Ageing Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.39, CiteScore: 1)
Aggiornamenti CIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aging Clinical and Experimental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.67, CiteScore: 2)
Agricultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.276, CiteScore: 1)
Agriculture and Human Values     Open Access   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.173, CiteScore: 3)
Agroforestry Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.663, CiteScore: 1)
Agronomy for Sustainable Development     Open Access   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.864, CiteScore: 6)
AI & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.227, CiteScore: 1)
AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.792, CiteScore: 3)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.862, CiteScore: 3)
Akupunktur & Aurikulomedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Algebra and Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.531, CiteScore: 0)
Algebra Universalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.583, CiteScore: 1)
Algebras and Representation Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.095, CiteScore: 1)
Algorithmica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.56, CiteScore: 1)
Allergo J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.234, CiteScore: 0)
Allergo J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Alpine Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.11, CiteScore: 3)
ALTEX : Alternatives to Animal Experimentation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
AMBIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.569, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.951, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.329, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Criminal Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.772, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Cultural Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.46, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Dance Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.181, CiteScore: 0)
American J. of Potato Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.611, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.314, CiteScore: 0)
American Sociologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
Amino Acids     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.135, CiteScore: 3)
AMS Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.211, CiteScore: 1)
Analysis and Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.536, CiteScore: 1)
Analysis in Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Analysis of Verbal Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.978, CiteScore: 3)
Anatomical Science Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.367, CiteScore: 1)
Angewandte Schmerztherapie und Palliativmedizin     Hybrid Journal  
Angiogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.177, CiteScore: 5)
Animal Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.389, CiteScore: 3)
Annales françaises de médecine d'urgence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.192, CiteScore: 0)
Annales Henri Poincaré     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.097, CiteScore: 2)
Annales mathématiques du Québec     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.438, CiteScore: 0)
Annali dell'Universita di Ferrara     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.429, CiteScore: 0)
Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.197, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.042, CiteScore: 3)
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.932, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Annals of Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.85, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.579, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.986, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.228, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.043, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.413, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.479, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Nuclear Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.687, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.943, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Annals of PDE     Hybrid Journal  
Annals of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.614, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.239, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Surgical Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.986, CiteScore: 4)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.223, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.495, CiteScore: 1)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.834, CiteScore: 2)
Apidologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.22, CiteScore: 3)
APOPTOSIS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.424, CiteScore: 4)
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.294, CiteScore: 1)
Applications of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.602, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.571, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.21, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Categorical Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.49, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Composite Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 0.58, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Entomology and Zoology     Partially Free   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.422, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Geomatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.733, CiteScore: 3)
Applied Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.488, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.6, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.319, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Mathematics & Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.886, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Mathematics - A J. of Chinese Universities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Mathematics and Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68, SJR: 1.182, CiteScore: 4)
Applied Physics A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.481, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.74, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.519, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.316, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Solar Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.225, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.542, CiteScore: 1)
Aquaculture Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 2)
Aquarium Sciences and Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.656, CiteScore: 2)
Aquatic Geochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 1)
Aquatic Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.109, CiteScore: 3)
Arabian J. for Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.303, CiteScore: 1)
Arabian J. of Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.319, CiteScore: 1)
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.052, CiteScore: 2)
Archaeologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.224, CiteScore: 0)
Archiv der Mathematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.725, CiteScore: 1)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69, SJR: 0.745, CiteScore: 2)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 1)
Archive for Mathematical Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.909, CiteScore: 1)
Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 3.93, CiteScore: 3)
Archive of Applied Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.79, CiteScore: 2)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 172, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.41, CiteScore: 5)
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.006, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.773, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.956, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.644, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.146, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Osteoporosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.71, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Sexual Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.493, CiteScore: 3)
Archives of Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.541, CiteScore: 5)
Archives of Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.973, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Women's Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.274, CiteScore: 3)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.946, CiteScore: 3)
ArgoSpine News & J.     Hybrid Journal  
Argumentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.349, CiteScore: 1)
Arid Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.2, CiteScore: 0)
Arkiv för Matematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.766, CiteScore: 1)
arktos : The J. of Arctic Geosciences     Hybrid Journal  
Arnold Mathematical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.355, CiteScore: 0)
Arthropod-Plant Interactions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.839, CiteScore: 2)
Arthroskopie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Artificial Intelligence and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.937, CiteScore: 2)
Artificial Intelligence Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.833, CiteScore: 4)
Artificial Life and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
Asia Europe J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.504, CiteScore: 1)
Asia Pacific Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.479, CiteScore: 1)
Asia Pacific J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.185, CiteScore: 2)

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  • The Effects of a Pedal-Less Bicycle Intervention on Stability Scores Among
           Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Abstract: Objectives The purpose of this preliminary investigation was to determine if a program using pedal-less bicycles could improve stability scores among children with ASD. Methods A sample of eight children with ASD (average age, 7 ± 1.15) were recruited. The investigators tested each participant on a posturography plate for five consecutive weeks. The group used pedal-less bicycles, three times per week for five consecutive weeks. A MANOVA determined if center of pressure (CoP) or limit of stability (LoS) scores improved within the group. Results LoS anterior, LoS posterior, right sagittal, and left sagittal indicated statistically significant improvements over time; the greatest improvement was seen in left sagittal assessments which improved from an average of 1.75 during baseline to an average of 3.03 at week 5. Conclusions There was evidence of a significant association between pedal-less bicycles and mean LoS scores among children with ASD. This investigation determined the use of pedal-less bicycles can improve stability scores among children with ASD within a 5-week session, if performed at least three times per week.
      PubDate: 2019-10-11
       
  • Behavioral Sleep Intervention for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum
           Disorder: a Pilot Study
    • Abstract: Objectives Sleep disturbances are a significant problem for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) across the lifespan; however, there is a paucity of research examining effective sleep interventions for adolescents with ASD. Although research has demonstrated individuals with ASD can be meaningfully engaged in their own intervention process, such engagement has not appeared in previous studies targeting sleep in adolescents with ASD. Methods This study investigated the feasibility of including pre-adolescents and adolescents (ages 9 to 14 years) with ASD as active intervention agents within comprehensive, individualized treatments for sleep problems. Participants had a range of intellectual functioning but all produced spoken language. Outcomes were evaluated using single-case designs. Results Data suggest intervention was effective in eliminating sleep disturbance for all participants. Improvements were maintained during 18- to 24-month follow-up. All three participants and their parents indicated a high degree of treatment satisfaction. Conclusions Findings illustrate the feasibility and potential benefit of including adolescents with ASD in the process of developing and implementing individualized behavioral interventions for sleep problems.
      PubDate: 2019-09-14
       
  • Teaching Mands for Social Information to Individuals with Developmental
           Disabilities
    • Abstract: Objectives Individuals with autism often have deficits in communication skills that impede social functioning. One of these skills is manding, or requesting, for information about a social partner, which is necessary for maintaining reciprocal conversations. This study extended previous research that developed a procedure for teaching young children to emit discriminated mands for social information using a variety of questions. Methods A concurrent multiple baseline design across participants was used to teach two adolescents and one young adult each diagnosed with a developmental disability to emit discriminated mands for social information when an establishing operation (EO) or abolishing operation (AO) was present. EO trials consisted of questions that were unknown and unobservable to the participant, such as “What’s Mary’s favorite color'” AO trials were comprised of questions that were known and observable to the participant, such as “What color is Mary’s shirt'” EO and AO trials were randomly interspersed throughout each baseline, treatment, posttest, and generalization session. Results Participants were taught to mand for the unknown information during EO trials only. All participants acquired discriminated mands for social information, as mands were produced under the EO condition and not under the AO condition. Generalization was observed for all participants during sessions with a novel social partner. Conclusions Mands for social information are critical for maintaining conversations. However, many adolescents and adults with autism have not yet acquired this skill. This study demonstrated an effective procedure to teach mands for social information with this population.
      PubDate: 2019-09-11
       
  • Issues Related to AAC and SGD Use by Adolescents and Adults with Autism
           Spectrum Disorder
    • Abstract: Abstract The use of technology, especially speech-generating devices (SGDs), has generated a great deal of attention. In order to assess the quality and effectiveness of such strategies, many issues related to terminology and teaching require careful attention. The first section begins with a discussion about functional communication, including long-term goals, from a behavioral perspective. Key issues will include speaker vs. listener distinctions, functional units, and factors related to expanding communication repertoires. The next section reviews SGDs, their popularity, and concerns such as distinguishing between toy use vs. communication device and the role of the audio output. Next, factors related to demonstrations that a user knows the meaning of words in different modalities will be considered. There follows a look at some research examples related to both SGD and picture use by adolescents and adults with ASD regarding functional communication. This section includes examples of studies that appear to have overestimated functional outcomes as well as noting the overall paucity of research demonstrating a robust gain in repertoire size and complexity. Lastly, suggestions are offered associated with determining how clinicians can assure that efforts to teach functional communication to individual teenagers and adults will result in effective outcomes.
      PubDate: 2019-09-10
       
  • Watch Me Try: ACT for Improving Athletic Performance of Young Adults with
           ASD
    • Abstract: Objectives Few studies have examined the effects of contextual behavior science interventions for adult athletes with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Those few, reviewed herein, show preliminary empirical support for treating behavioral deficits exhibited by young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder engaged in competitive sports. In the current study, we evaluated a novel iteration of Acceptance and Commitment Training called Watch Me Try and compared it with direct contingency management to facilitate athletic performance of young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Methods A concurrent multiple baseline across participants design was used to measure changes in tardy arrivals to practice, heart rate, and fall lengths during practice climbs. Direct contingency management strategies included task analysis, modeling, prompting, stimulus control shaping, differential reinforcement, self-monitoring, goal setting, and performance feedback. The Watch Me Try intervention included three modules designed to incorporate all six repertoires that comprise the psychological flexibility model upon which ACT is based. Results All three athletes increased their attendance, heart rate, and length of falls during training to simulate desired performance during competitions and subsequently, their competition performances improved. One improved with direct contingency management alone; the other two required the Watch Me Try approach to bolster their performance. Conclusions Results bolster the literature that supports Acceptance and Commitment Training as a treatment modality that supplements behavioral programs with the aim of improving socially significant behavior that can be observed and measured in applied contexts.
      PubDate: 2019-09-09
       
  • Studying Development in Williams Syndrome: Progress, Prospects, and
           Challenges
    • PubDate: 2019-09-01
       
  • Using Common Determinants of Out-of-Home Care to Profile Parents of
           Children and Adolescents with a Disability: an Exploratory Study
    • Abstract: Objectives This study examined whether interrelationships between common psychosocial determinants of parental decisions to seek out-of-home care can identify parent profiles within a sample of parents of children and adolescents with a disability. Method Two hundred and sixteen parents completed a questionnaire containing measures of nine commonly reported psychosocial determinants of out-of-home care (e.g. child behaviour and support needs; parent hassles, mental health and coping). Result K-means cluster analysis revealed four parent profiles. The ‘parents with significant parenting stressors and demands’ resemble parents who have sought out-of-home care in the past (e.g. children/adolescents with high support needs and poor psychosocial adjustment). In contrast, the ‘parents with low parenting stressors and demands’ display positive psychosocial adjustment to the parenting role. The ‘parents with parenting resilience’ exhibit positive psychosocial adjustment to the difficult parenting circumstances they are experiencing. In contrast, the ‘parents with psychosocial adjustment difficulties’ show negative psychosocial adjustment despite the absence of difficult parenting circumstances. Conclusion Psychosocial factors related to out-of-home care can meaningfully distinguish parents raising children and adolescents with a disability from one another. With further validation, the profiles uncovered within this study could inform service responses to build parenting capacity, and mitigate risk of seeking out-of-home care.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
       
  • Nationwide Survey of Healthcare Services for Autism Spectrum Disorders
           (ASD) in Italy
    • Abstract: Objectives ASD is a lifelong multifaceted condition with considerable impact and costs to the single patients, their family and wider society, hence emphasizing the need of tailoring services for ASD subjects and their families. In Italy, recent efforts have been made to harmonize and promote the appropriateness of interventions for ASD people. At present, scattered information on services for people with ASD is available. The aim of this study was to survey the presence and distribution of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHs) in Italy, devoting a specific focus on their capacity to provide care to ASD patients. Methods CAMHs based on local health services, public and university hospitals, and care/research institutions, as well as private (INHS-accredited) units were invited to participate to present investigation filling in a questionnaire assessing relevant dimensions for public health, namely overall structural capacity and ASD care processes. Results Heterogeneity of the results among geographical macro-areas in CAMHs provision was found. Specifically, for ASD care, diagnosis and intervention strategies resulted to be unevenly distributed across the Italian territory, and the level of service integration throughout transition into adulthood resulted to be low. Conclusions Results from this survey contribute to increase the knowledge on services provided in Italy to people with ASD, and suggest potential targets to improve ASD management. The final aim is to ensure that the conditions are in place to achieve the adequate capacity to respond to the needs of individuals affected and their families over time and across the whole country.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
       
  • Smartphone-Based Technology to Support Functional Occupation and Mobility
           in People with Intellectual Disability and Visual Impairment
    • Abstract: Objectives This study evaluated a smartphone-based technology package to guide eight participants with intellectual disability and visual impairment to engage in functional occupation and mobility (i.e., collect activity-related items and put them away at the appropriate destinations). Methods The technology package used during intervention and follow-up included six Samsung J4 Plus smartphones with Android operating system 8.1, which were programmed through MacroDroid. Three smartphones were placed in as many boxes each of which contained objects related to one specific activity. The other three smartphones were located at the destinations at which the objects of the three boxes were to be put away. Every session started with one of the smartphones at the boxes calling the participant. When the participant got an object, the smartphone at the destination that he or she was to reach started calling. Reaching the destination and putting away the object caused a brief period of preferred stimulation and then the process continued with a smartphone from the boxes calling again. Results During the baseline (i.e., without the technology), the participants’ mean frequency of responses carried out independently, that is, of objects collected and put away without prompting, was zero or virtually zero. During the intervention and follow-up phases, their overall mean frequency of independent responses varied from above 9 to above 17 per 20-min session. Conclusions This technology package might be useful to support functional occupation and mobility in people like the participants of this study.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
       
  • Self-Directed Video Prompting and Least-to-Most Prompting: Examining Ways
           of Increasing Vocational Skill Acquisition Among Students with Autism
           Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability
    • Abstract: Objective The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of point-of-view video prompting (VP) as a self-prompting strategy with a least-to-most prompting (LMP) system on the rapidity of skill acquisition of two students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and two students with intellectual disability (ID) when working on school-based vocational tasks. Methods We used multiple probes across students design of single-case experimental methodology to examine whether or not causal relation existed between the intervention and students’ vocational skill acquisition and follow-up performance. Target tasks involved both process and basic functional mathematics steps that required students to pay attention to the process of task completion rather than the functional step itself. Results All students showed immediate and considerable improvement in skill acquisition between baseline and intervention. Furthermore, all students completed the tasks with an average of over 90% accuracy once the LMP was removed. The four students in this study required two to six intervention trials to reach 100% accuracy without the use of LMP, with a mean of four trials. Tau-U effect size showed a strong effect of the intervention on skill acquisition and follow-up performance. Conclusions VP and LMP as a combined intervention can be effective in teaching vocational tasks that involve process steps to students with both ASD and ID. VP can be a useful support for students with ASD and ID in school, community, and employment settings to decrease reliance on adult prompting and increase independence.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
       
  • Neurodevelopment in Infants with Moderate Neonatal Risk and Its
           Association with Biological and Environmental Factors
    • Abstract: Objectives Moderate-risk neonates (MRNs) are newborns who usually remain hospitalized in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) after birth. Although they have low rates of mortality, morbidity burden may be significant and involve neurological risk. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of neurodevelopmental disorders and the influence of biological and socio-environmental factors on the neurodevelopment of MRN. Methods A cross-sectional study was performed on a sample of 162 MRNs aged 2–24 months, who remained in NICU ≥ 72 h after birth, with gestational age (GA) ≥ 34 weeks, birth weight ≥ 1500 g, and normal neurological and clinical examinations by the time of hospital discharge. Four neurodevelopmental areas were assessed using the Argentinian test PRUNAPE: language (LG), fine and gross motor skills (FM and GM), and personal-social skills (PS). Data from biological (gestational, perinatal and postnatal) and socio-environmental factors were collected through parental questionnaires. Results Thirty-four percent of infants failed the test. Gross motor was the most affected area (14.2%), followed by LG (11.7%), FM (7.4%), and PS (4.3%). Among gestational factors global failure was associated with drugs and alcohol consumption (p ≤ 0.029). Language was associated with maternal smoking (p = 0.007; OR 3.5), FM (p = 0.009; OR 13.0), and GM (p = 0.002; OR 10.6) with drug use, and both LG (p = 0.000; OR 22.6) and GM (p = 0.007; OR 16.2) with alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Infants born by cesarean had a higher risk of failure than those born by vaginal delivery (p = 0.049; OR: 2.2), as well as infants with pathological complementary diagnosis (p = 0.001; OR 2.7). Mechanical ventilation was associated with FM disorders (p = 0.025; OR 4.2). Children with siblings had a higher risk of failing the test than only children (p = 0.041; OR 2.0). Conclusions Rate of neurodevelopmental disorders in MRN exceeds widely that of the general population. GM was the most affected area. Maternal addictions, cesarean birth, pathological complementary studies, MV, and having siblings are factors associated with failure in the screening.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
       
  • Interventions for Daily Living Skills in Individuals with Intellectual
           Disability: a 50-Year Systematic Review
    • Abstract: Objectives There has been a recent upward trend in studies evaluating the effectiveness of interventions to increase adaptive behavior in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD); however, fewer studies have focused on individuals with intellectual disability (ID) without comorbid ASD. The aim of the present review was to conduct a systematic review of studies published over the last 50 years that aimed to improve activities of daily living in children and adults with ID. Methods The database PsycInfo was searched using specific keywords with a publication date range of 1968 to August 2018. The results of this search yielded 193 total results. Results Based on inclusion and exclusion criteria, 20 studies were included in the present review. Various aspects of these studies, including target skills, intervention techniques, and outcomes, are summarized. A variety of behavioral principles were found to effectively increase acquisition and use of daily living skills. Conclusions Certain trends in the literature, such as a focus on parent or caregiver training and a move toward more technology-based interventions, were identified. Future research on this population has clinical implications for access to behavioral interventions for individual with developmental disabilities.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
       
  • Promoting Occupational Engagement and Personal Satisfaction in People with
           Neurodevelopmental Disorders via a Smartphone-Based Intervention
    • Abstract: Objectives This study assessed a smartphone-based program to foster basic occupational engagement and personal satisfaction, and eventually increase physical exertion (heart rates), in people with extensive neurodevelopmental disorders. Methods The program relied on a Samsung Galaxy A3 smartphone with Android 6.0 operating system, near-field communication function, and MacroDroid application. Seven participants were involved. The participants’ occupational responses consisted of putting special (hard and thick) cards into an elevated box (into contact with the smartphone) by stretching their arm. The responses activated the smartphone, which delivered brief periods of preferred stimulation. Failure to produce responses led the smartphone to deliver a verbal prompt/encouragement to respond. Results All participants had significant increases (p < 0.01) in occupational responses and heart rates, and six of them also showed a significant increase in the level of personal satisfaction, during program sessions as opposed to baseline or control sessions. The Kolmogorov–Smirnov test and paired t test were used to assess the changes across sessions. Conclusions A simple smartphone-based program might be suitable to support occupational engagement, increase heart rates, and foster personal satisfaction in people with extensive neurodevelopmental disorders.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
       
  • Child-Directed Interaction Training for Mothers of Children with Autism
           Spectrum Disorder: Use of a Visual Handout
    • Abstract: Objectives Involving parents in implementing interventions for children with ASD plays a significant role in developing their social skills. However, parents of children with ASD may have characteristics of broader autism phenotype (BAP) including aloofness, rigidity, and pragmatic language deficits. These characteristics can make it difficult for parents to have effective interactions with their children. Methods This paper introduces a handout created specifically for parents with BAP traits. We describe the effects of this visual aid on one mother’s progress in learning the skills of the child-directed interaction, which is the first phase of parent-child interaction therapy and is called child-directed interaction training (CDIT) when used as a stand-alone parent training program for young children. Results We present a case study of one mother with BAP traits who had difficulty learning and implementing the CDIT skills and illustrate how the handout affected her learning of these skills during training sessions. Conclusions Findings suggest that in parent-mediated intervention for children with ASD, therapists should consider the possibility of BAP and the use of visual aids such as the handout to improve parent understanding and use of the CDIT skills.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
       
  • Using Modified TAGteach ™ Procedures in Increasing Skill Acquisition of
           Dance Movements for a Child with Multiple Diagnoses
    • Abstract: Objectives Teaching with acoustical guidance (TAG), which involves the use of a brief and consistent sound to provide feedback on a targeted behavior, has demonstrated positive effects on the acquisition of various athletic skills. The majority of the research examining TAG has focused on typically developing learners. The purpose of this study was to evaluate modified TAGteach™ methods (a treatment package involving TAG) on the acquisition of dance movements for a child with multiple diagnoses. Methods This study used a multiple baseline design across behaviors to examine the effects of TAGteach methods on the acquisition of novel dance movements. The participant was a child with multiple diagnoses (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, among others) who regularly participated in a dance studio program. Results Results indicated that the use of the modified TAGteach methods resulted in skill acquisition for three different topographies of targeted dance movements: a turn, kick, and leap. While the social validity results were varied between the participant and caregivers, responses for all topographies were higher at the conclusion of the study. Conclusions The study adds to the growing TAGteach literature for sports skill acquisition and suggests an effective use in a new population. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
       
  • Technology to Support Transportation Needs Assessment, Training, and
           Pre-trip Planning by People with Intellectual Disability
    • Abstract: Objectives Limited access to affordable, reliable, and integrated transportation options limits participation by people with developmental disabilities in virtually every aspect of day-to-day life, from employment to health care to participation in religious life. Transportation is often unavailable, too expensive, or too limited. Often, people with intellectual disability rely on friends and family to get where they want and need to go. Fixed-route bus systems are the most frequent options for public transportation, but can be complex to use. Technology can provide options to decrease barriers to using fixed-route bus systems. This paper was to examine the utility of technology tools called the Smart Travel Concierge System (STCS) that support pre-trip assessment, training, and planning activities to support people with intellectual disability to travel using fixed route public transportation more independently. Methods This paper reports two pilot studies conducted with elements of the STCS providing pre-trip assessment and trip planning technology supports. Participants for both studies were people with intellectual disability. The pilot evaluation of the prototype of the STCS involved pre- and post-test evaluations of transportation support needs assessment, training, and pre-trip planning to use a fixed-route bus system using either paper/pencil or technology supports. Results Pilot field studies established the potential utility of these technology tools to enable people with intellectual disability to plan and prepare for trips using fixed-route bus systems. Conclusions Technology supports like the STCS have potential to enable people with intellectual disability to use fixed-route bus systems and have greater access to their communities.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
       
  • A Video-Enhanced Activity Schedule Reduces Food Stuffing in Child with
           Pervasive Developmental Disability: a Single Subject Design Case Study
    • Abstract: Objectives This study evaluated the effects of a video-enhanced activity schedule on the dangerous food stuffing (rapid eating) of a child with pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). Methods An iPad Mini and the software application My Pictures Talk were used to deliver the video-enhanced activity schedule intervention. A multiple baseline across meals with an embedded ABAB design was used to evaluate changes in food stuffing behavior. Results A reduction in food stuffing across breakfast, lunch, and snack was demonstrated with experimental control. Generalization probes with the child’s mother suggested the improvement generalized to meals without the therapist but caution in conclusions regarding generalization is limited by the small number of generalization probes. The child’s mother provided anecdotal social validity data indicating the intervention approach was acceptable, treatment goals were meaningful, and outcomes were positive. Conclusions This study replicates previous research demonstrating the potential benefit of video-enhanced activity schedules and extends previous research by reducing inappropriate mealtime behavior in a child with PDD-NOS.
      PubDate: 2019-09-01
       
  • An Exploration of the Performance and Generalization Outcomes of a Social
           Skills Intervention for Adults with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities
    • Abstract: Objectives Deficits in social communication skills present significant challenges for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet few evidence-based social skills interventions exist for adults with ASD and intellectual disabilities. The current study investigated the efficacy of a social skills intervention, which comprised of the Walker Social Skills Curriculum: The ACCESS program (Adolescent Curriculum for Communication and Effective Social Skills), video modeling, and the addition of generalization programming, to target social skills for community inclusion. Methods A multiple-probe single-case experimental design and pre/post outcome measures were used to evaluate the effects of the social skills intervention on improving social communication skills in six adults with ASD and intellectual disabilities. Participants received 20 intervention sessions, each session delivered for 1.5 h, twice per week. Generalization of target skills was programmed through the inclusion of, (a) training in the natural setting, (b) introducing natural maintaining contingencies, (c) multiple exemplar training, and (d) incorporating social situations and common stimuli from the natural setting in the training sessions. Results All participants demonstrated increases in social communication skills with skills generalizing to natural environments. In addition, significant improvements in overall social skills as measured by the SSiS, SRS-2, and the ACCESS Placement Test were shown following the social skills intervention. Conclusions The generalization of newly acquired skills varied across participants highlighting that other variables may impact on treatment effects. Therefore, consideration of and support for social skills interventions that program and assess for the generalization of treatment effects are needed. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.
      PubDate: 2019-08-30
       
  • Preliminary Investigation of a Self-monitoring Application for a
           Postsecondary Student with Autism
    • Abstract: Objectives Increasing numbers of transition-age youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are pursuing postsecondary education and may benefit from interventions to support them in the college environment. The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of a self-monitoring application (app) to increase on-task classroom behavior of a postsecondary student with ASD. Methods An alternating treatment design with a baseline and best treatment condition was utilized to examine the efficacy of a technology-based self-monitoring app, I-Connect. One 19-year-old male postsecondary student with ASD used the I-Connect app in a large, lecture-style introductory-level course at a public university. Self-monitoring prompts were delivered via a handheld tablet, and on-task behavior was measured using momentary time sampling. Results The participant demonstrated an increase in on-task behavior when using the I-Connect app. However, a functional relation between the use of the app and on-task behavior cannot be concluded due to limitations in the research design. Conclusions Implications and suggestions for future research related to supporting postsecondary students with ASD using technology-based self-monitoring interventions are discussed.
      PubDate: 2019-08-24
       
  • Correction to: Investigation of Functional Analysis Methodology in Adult
           Service Programs to Develop Efficient and Effective Treatment Approaches
    • Abstract: The authors would like to correct three errors, none of which change the conclusions or interpretations presented. First, the text within the condition column label on Table 1 does not align with the corresponding description of the condition.
      PubDate: 2019-08-06
       
 
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