Evaluation Of A Cohort Study Involving Thirteen Students Between The Ages Of Six And Ten Years Old Essay

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Cramer, Hirano, Tentori, Yeganyan, & Hayes (2011) conducted a cohort study involving sixteen students between the ages of six and ten years old. The study focused on the interactive tool vSked used in a classroom based setting. Unlike some other studies in this systematic review, vSked focuses on the classroom as a unit rather than just the individual. The use of vSked encourages group practices within the classroom using visual schedules, choice boards, and a token-based reward system (Cramer et al., 2011). The study was conducted in two autistic classrooms over the course of a year. Focusing on a sense of classroom community, the screens in front of the classroom allowed students to see their progress throughout the day as well as seeing their classmate’s progress. By awarding them tokens as they complete specific tasks and displaying it in the front of the classroom, this encourages students to continue working diligently as well as encouraging their classmates. It is important to make children feel important and have a sense of community especially autistic children, and that is the main focus of vSked.
Escobedo, Nguyen, Boyd, Hirano and Randgel (2012) studied the effects of a mobile assistive technology named MOSOCO: A Mobile Assistive Tool to Support Children with Autism Practicing Social Skills in Real-Life Situations. The cohort study observed twelve children, three who were autistic and nine who were neurotypical (NT), between the ages of eight and eleven year olds

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