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Student Research Guide: Peer Mediated Instruction and Intervention for Students with Disabilities: Home

By Haley Riffel

Introduction to Peer Mediation and Intervention

Peer learning is not something newly discovered. Many scholars have realized that we learn a great deal from others. Schools are able to use this information to construct methods of intervention that can teach or guide students through the use of peers as both helpers and influencers. Peer Mediated Instruction and Intervention, also known as PMII, is one example of the many intervention strategies used today. This particular intervention is often geared toward, but not limited to, students with disabilities, especially those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. It is important to understand how intervention works as well as whether or not it is making any positive changes when used. My research in particular focuses on the use of this intervention within an educational setting.

Thesis: What is Peer Mediated Instruction and Intervention (PMII) and how effective is it when teaching disabled students?

Many people are aware that intervention and mediation tactics are used  but how do they work and are they actually helping students?

The five questions that guided my research were:

  • How effective is this method in teaching disabled students?
  • Who benefits from PMII?
  • How does PMII work?
  • What does PMII focus on or try to accomplish?
  • When and where does PMII take place?

Keywords for searching the topic

  • PMII
  • Peer Mediated Instruction and Intervention
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Teaching
  • ASD
  • Learning
  • Disabilities 
  • Students
  • School 

Best Databases/Search Engines

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Autism. (2021). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from https://academic-eb-com.ezproxy.library.skagit.edu/levels/collegiate/article/autism/11351

            This source is a simple definition of one of the common disabilities that this intervention is geared toward. This definition helps my audience understand the concept by providing them some background information.

Camargo, Siglia, and Margot Boles. "Peer-Mediated Instruction and Intervention (PMII)." Encyclopedia of Special Education: A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals, edited by Cecil R. Reynolds, et al., Wiley, 4th edition, 2013. Credo Reference, http://ezproxy.library.skagit.edu/login?url=https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/wileyse/peer_mediated_instruction_and_intervention_pmii/0?institutionId=5696. Accessed 14 Mar. 2021.

           This article explains the process of PMII and how it can be useful in an educational setting. It helps give my audience further background to understand my topic. It is relevant and was posted in 2014 and was found on the Credo Reference Center page. It was published by John Wiley & Sons Inc.  

National Center for Health Statistics. "Children Under Age 18 Receiving Special Education Or Early Intervention Services: 2017 And 2018 [By Sex, Age, And Race]." ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S 2021 Online Edition. Ed. ProQuest, 2021. Web: ProQuest Statistical Abstract 03/21. https://statabs-proquest-com.ezproxy.library.skagit.edu/sa/docview.html?table-no=238&acc-no=C7095-1.3&year=2021&z=500C0A21E9691B7E56F9F2E96BD96DF3F507411F&rc=1&seq=0&accountid=1131&y=current&q=intervention

This article provides relevant statistical data regarding the use of special education and early intervention in the United States. Since PMII is mostly used within a school setting, this gives us a more accurate look into the population of people that this intervention is being geared toward. This source is also a government source and it is good to have a variety of views and data in your research.

 

Statistics Chart

 

This table was retrieved from:

National Center for Health Statistics. "Children Under Age 18 Receiving Special

Education Or Early Intervention Services: 2017 And 2018 [By Sex, Age, And Race]." ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S 2021 Online Edition. Ed. ProQuest, 2021. Web: ProQuest Statistical Abstract 03/21. https://statabs-proquest-com.ezproxy.library.skagit.edu/sa/docview.html?table-no=238&acc-no=C7095-1.3&year=2021&z=500C0A21E9691B7E56F9F2E96BD96DF3F507411F&rc

=1&seq=0&accountid=1131&y=current&q=intervention

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