ERIC Number: EJ1053352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Do Mirrors Facilitate Acquisition of Motor Imitation in Children Diagnosed with Autism?
Miller, Scott A.; Rodriguez, Nicole M.; Rourke, Ami J.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v48 n1 p194-198 Spr 2015
We evaluated the efficacy of a procedure that incorporated a mirror to teach gross motor imitation with a 2-year-old boy who had been diagnosed with autistic disorder. Responses taught with a mirror were acquired more quickly than responses taught without the mirror and were maintained after the mirror was removed. These data indicate that a mirror can facilitate acquisition of motor imitation.
Descriptors: Imitation, Psychomotor Skills, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Instructional Effectiveness, Males, Preschool Children, Equipment
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