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

At the beginning of the week they started with the TRACKS program and I think this really allowed the campers to understand that Annabelle may act a little differently than them. The program helps them to understand that she really wants to interact and is trying to engage with them, but doesn’t feel comfortable to do so. So the TRACKS program facilitated a lot of this interaction. Campers would try multiple times in different ways to interact with Annabelle to get her to engage with them. It’s been really neat to see how Annabelle has come such a long way from the beginning of the week until now.
Lee, parent of a TRACKS camper