Students with disabilities have been found to be at risk for developing difficulties with homework activities especially in the area of completion and accuracy. The following study was designed to focus particularly on students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) who demonstrate these challenges. A single-subject ABA design was used to test the effectiveness of an intervention package which included both parent training and self-management strategies with Tom, an 8th grade student with ASD. The package was successfully implemented by the parent and Tom improved both in the areas of homework completion and accuracy. Tom’s mom also reported an increased level of independent homework behavior and collaboration with school personnel.
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