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ERIC Number: EJ1113658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Teaching Social Play Skills to Adults and Children with Autism as an Approach to Building Rapport
Shireman, Molly L.; Lerman, Dorothea C.; Hillman, Conrad B.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v49 n3 p512-531 Sep 2016
Adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and no intellectual disabilities were taught to increase the social play skills of children with ASD as part of a vocational training program. Participants included 3 adults, aged 21 to 27 years, and 6 children with ASD. Probes conducted throughout the study evaluated whether play skills training affected a measure of rapport between the adult and child. Results demonstrated the effectiveness of behavioral skills training for teaching the adult participants the appropriate play skills. In addition, the children's social engagement increased. Finally, rapport probes showed that play skills training increased levels of proximity, our measure of rapport, between the adults and children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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