Effects of a self-monitoring device on socially relevant behaviors in adolescents with Asperger disorder: a pilot study. Academic Article uri icon


  • This article reports the results of two case studies. Two middle school-aged participants with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders were taught to self-monitor behaviors impacting their social acceptance by peers in their general education settings: oral self-stimulatory behaviors and conversation skills. Results indicate that the intervention was effective to some degree with both participants. As a result of the self-monitoring intervention, one participant decreased self-stimulatory behaviors; however, his data were highly variable throughout the study though lower on average during intervention than in baseline. The other participant's targeted skills in communication were only slightly improved. Self-monitoring using a vibrating reminder appears to be a low-cost intervention with high levels of social acceptability, low training requirements for teachers or students, and no social stigma.

published proceedings

  • Assist Technol

author list (cited authors)

  • Ganz, J. B., Heath, A. K., Davis, J. L., & Vannest, K. J.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Ganz, Jennifer B||Heath, Amy K||Davis, John L||Vannest, Kimberley J

publication date

  • January 2013