Peer-mediated Instruction and Intervention (PMII)
With a foundation in behaviorism and social learning theory,1 PMII involves systematically teaching peers without disabilities ways of engaging learners with ASD in positive and meaningful social interactions.2-4
What Will I Learn?
The AFIRM model guides the learner through four lessons to facilitate:
- Learning basic knowledge about peer-mediated instruction and intervention (PMII).
- Applying PMII in activity based scenarios that promote real-world application.
The PMII module will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. However, the module is broken into individual lessons to help guide your learning:
|Lesson||Time to Complete|
|A Case for PMII||10 minutes|
|Lesson 1: Basics of PMII||20 minutes|
|Lesson 2: Planning for PMII||25 minutes|
|Lesson 3: Using PMII||25 minutes|
|Lesson 4: Monitoring PMII||25 minutes|
|Applying PMII||10 minutes|
Sam, A., & AFIRM Team. (2015). Peer-mediated instruction and intervention. Chapel Hill, NC: National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder, FPG Child Development Center, University of North Carolina. Retrieved from http://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/peer-mediated-instruction-and-intervention
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards that apply to all 27 evidence-based practices (PDF document, 2 pages)
CEC standards that apply specifically to the peer-mediated instruction and intervention (PMII) module (PDF document, 2 pages)