Research, Publications and References

Research, Publications and References

Read more about the research and publications about the Camps on TRACKS program.

Research

Maich, K., Hall, C. L., van Rhijn, T. M., & Quinlan, L. (2015) Developing Social Skills of Summer Campers with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Study of Camps on TRACKS Implementation in an Inclusive Day-Camp Setting. Exceptionality Education International, 25, 27-41.
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Publications

Camps on TRACKS Creating Meaningful Social Interactions for Children with ASD and their Peers. by Laurie Quinlan, BA, BEd, Area Services Supervisor, City of London. Carmen Hall, MC, CCC, Coordinator Autism and Behavioural Sciences, Graduate Certificate Program, Fanshawe College. Dr. Kimberly Maich, PhD, OCT, Assistant Professor of Education, Brock University. Karen Faragher, BA, R/TRO, Thames Valley
Children’s Centre.Fatima Machado, BA, BCaBA, ASD Consultant, Thames Valley Children’s Centre.
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References

Throughout this website we have referred to specific research and research articles.  These articles are listed below:

Battaglia, A. A., & Radley, K. C. (2014). Peer-mediated Social Skills Training for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Beyond Behavior, 23(2), 4-13.

Sperry, L., Neitzel, J., & Engelhardt-Wells, K. (2010). Peer-mediated instruction and intervention strategies for students with autism spectrum disorders. Preventing School Failure, 54(4), 256-264.

Watkins, L., O'Reilly, M., Kuhn, M., Gevarter, C., Lancioni, G., Sigafoos, J., & Lang, R. (2015). A Review of Peer-Mediated Social Interaction Interventions for Students with Autism in Inclusive Settings. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 45(4), 1070-1083. doi:10.1007/s10803-014-2264-x

I think it’s a really good program. I like the way that the staff hand off some of the support for the children with special needs to some of the other campers because I know they are being taught ways that they can support the kids themselves. So, if Ben is having trouble with something another child might help him as opposed to running just to get a staff member.
Sonja, Parent of a TRACKS Camper