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Educational Specialist (EdS)
Department of Graduate Psychology
Tammy D. Gilligan
The symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have large impacts on the emotional (Samson et al., 2014; Strang et al., 2012) and behavioral (Mayes et al, 2012; Hill et al, 2014; Jahromi, Meek, & Ober-Reynolds, 2012) functioning of children and adolescents diagnosed with the disorder. The difficulties with emotional and behavioral functioning in students with ASD can drastically decrease their academic achievement compared to neuro-typical peers (Ashburner, Ziviani, & Rodger, 2010). Introducing students with ASD to mindfulness may help decrease the frequency of a challenging behavior in the classroom, increase mindfulness, and increase mood and positivity. How mindfulness interventions have benefited children diagnosed with ASD in previous studies will be described. The results of a current mindfulness intervention program delivered to two students will be shared.
Krogmann, Richard, "School-based mindfulness intervention for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder" (2019). Educational Specialist. 149.