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COMPASS for Pre-School & Elementary Aged Students

We first tested COMPASS for preschool and elementary age students as a consulting intervention to improve IEP outcomes and compared results with a group of students who received services as usual (control group). We found IEP outcomes doubled in COMPASS when evaluated by an observer unaware of the group assignment for the children (Ruble, Dalrymple, & McGrew, 2010). In a replication study, we tested COMPASS again with a new set of teachers and students and got similar results. But we also tested another group that received web-based coaching and found this approach to be effective (Ruble, McGrew, Dalrymple, Toland, & Jung, 2013). Overall, children who receive COMPASS make at least 1 standard deviation improvement over the comparison group. In other words, children who received COMPASS had goal attainment scores that were greater than 80% of children in the comparison group.

COMPASS-T for Transition Aged Students & Adults

The third intervention COMPASS for Transition (COMPASS-T), was tested in an RCT with high school students in their final year of school with a focus on improving IEP and postsecondary outcomes (Ruble, McGrew, Toland, Dalrymple, Adams & Snell-Rood, 2018). A very large effect (2.1) was observed for IEP goal attainment outcomes based on an independent observer. This means that students who received COMPASS did better than more than 90% of those who did not receive COMPASS.

C-HOPE for Parents of Children with Challenging Behavior

COMPASS for Hope (C-HOPE) is an 8 session intervention for caregiver’s of children with behavior. The overarching goal of C-HOPE is to promote stronger parent-child relationships by increasing parental competency, decreasing parental stress, and improving child behavior. C-HOPE follows a similar intervention method as COMPASS whereby parents or caregivers will attend one-on-one sessions with a therapist, and they will also attend group sessions with other caregivers who have children with autism to gain knowledge, find emotional support, and develop confidence in their parenting strategies alongside other families who share similar lived experiences. C-HOPE has been tested across several modalities and has been found to be effective at improving parental competency and stress while decreasing child challenging behavior.
If you are interested in learning more about this intervention