Peer Mediated Instruction Intervention: Resources Available
Peer Mediated Instruction Intervention (PMII) is a strategy that systematically teaches peers without disabilities ways of engaging learners with ASD in positive and meaningful social interactions.
Grand Valley State University’s START Program has developed a system of providing PMII to many students across the state of Michigan through Peer to Peer support. Grant Wood AEA’s Autism team has received training on their program and frequently uses their online resources to help teams develop a peer-to-peer program.
Researchers at Grand Valley State University have found that “Peer-to-peer support programs increase opportunities for students with ASD to access general education settings and curriculum. Peers model typical academic and social behavior in educational environments throughout the school day and provide support for students with ASD to promote independence and socialization. Inclusion of students with ASD not only improves outcomes for the students with ASD, but it benefits all students and leads to a more positive, accepting school culture.”
Grant Wood AEA Autism Consultants are available to help coach teams on getting started with peer-to-peer groups. For more information, contact us at gwaea.org/contact
Virtual Training Available
Grand Valley State University is offering a virtual training that provides participants information about systems for establishing a peer-to-peer support program to increase opportunities for students with ASD to access general education settings and curriculum.
Virtual Training Date: Nov. 5, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM) also offers online modules developed to guide learners through peer-mediated instruction and intervention. Modules are broken into individual lessons you can complete at your own pace.