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Blue Light Covers Increase Stereotypy and Decrease On-Task Behavior for Students with Autism

  • Sacha T. PenceEmail author
  • Reginna Wagoner
  • Claire C. St. Peter
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Abstract

Some recommended strategies for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are not empirically based. The purpose of the study was to evaluate effects of blue light covers on levels of stereotypy and on-task behavior. Four male children with ASD who engaged in repetitive behavior participated. Placing light covers over the classroom’s fluorescent lights relative to normal classroom lighting did not improve on-task behavior or stereotypy.

Keywords

Autism Light covers Problem behavior Sensory integration Stereotypy 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained for all participants included in this study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Leadership and CounselingDrake UniversityDes MoinesUSA
  2. 2.Monongalia County SchoolsMorgantownUSA
  3. 3.Psychology DepartmentWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA

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