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Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Special Studies: M.A.


Special Education


School of Education

First Advisor

Dr. Noll

Second Advisor

Dr. Kaffar

Third Advisor

Dr. Estrem

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Weigthed Vests, Autism


With the legal and ethical responsibility to implement evidence-based practices, teachers and service providers have the responsibility to use interventions that are supported by research. Overall, weighted vests were not an effective treatment for the majority of students with ASD in the studies I reviewed. Educators and services providers should be cautious about their adoption of weighted vests and when they are used, and data must be collected to determine their effectiveness.


Thank you to Dr. Mary Beth Noll for helping me become a better teacher and mentoring me through this process.



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