Year of Publication

2015

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

Document Type

Master's Thesis

College

Education

Department

Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling

First Advisor

Dr. Amy Spriggs

Abstract

This study investigated effects of commercially available picture activity schedules (PAS) and system of least prompts (SLP) to teach recreation skills to four high school students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and intellectual disabilities using Lego sets. Results were evaluated through a multiple probe across participants design and indicate that a combination of PAS and SLP was effective for teaching the students to build Lego sets. All students improved their ability to build and were able to generalize the skill to novel sets after the completion of intervention. Limitations and implications for future practioners are discussed.