Exploring the Impact of Adaptive Seating in Increasing On-Task Behavior in Students with Autism

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2024

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Guillote, Payson

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This capstone project explores the impact adaptive seating plays in increasing on task behavior in students with autism, through a pre and post-test data collection. 3 elementary age students with autism were observed sitting in traditional classroom seating and observed sitting in adaptive seating. The adaptive seating was shown to decrease off task behavior in all of the students, however, it did not attribute to increased learning. Further research is indicated to determine the efficacy of the intervention for increasing attention to task.

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Adaptive seating, Sensory integration, Autism, Elementary, School-based

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