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Teaching Adolescents and Young Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorders How to Respond to Social Media Lures

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2018
Abstract/Description:
This study used a training package to teach social media safety skills, using Facebook, to adolescents and young adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders in a small group setting. Participants were taught to decline, block and report when they received a lure from someone that they do not know. A multiple baseline design across lures demonstrated the effects of the intervention on participant performance. Results confirmed an increase in social media safety skills performed by all participants. Participants were able to maintain this skill set once the training package was removed. Spontaneous generalization was demonstrated by all participants for some lures. Generalization of social media safety skills was demonstrated across participants in a setting where they did not receive instruction. Limitations and implications for future research are discussed.
Title: Teaching Adolescents and Young Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorders How to Respond to Social Media Lures.
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Name(s): Agganis, Jennifer A., author
Dukes, Charles, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
College of Education
Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2018
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 85 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study used a training package to teach social media safety skills, using Facebook, to adolescents and young adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders in a small group setting. Participants were taught to decline, block and report when they received a lure from someone that they do not know. A multiple baseline design across lures demonstrated the effects of the intervention on participant performance. Results confirmed an increase in social media safety skills performed by all participants. Participants were able to maintain this skill set once the training package was removed. Spontaneous generalization was demonstrated by all participants for some lures. Generalization of social media safety skills was demonstrated across participants in a setting where they did not receive instruction. Limitations and implications for future research are discussed.
Identifier: FA00013049 (IID)
Degree granted: Dissertation (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2018.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Autism spectrum disorders.
Social media.
Safety education.
Facebook (Electronic resource).
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Sublocation: Digital Library
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