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ERIC Number: EJ1114928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
A Parent-Implemented Intervention to Improve Imitation Skills by Children with Autism: A Pilot Study
Zaghlawan, Hasan Y.; Ostrosky, Michaelene M.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v44 n6 p671-680 Nov 2016
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the effects of a modified reciprocal imitation training (RIT) on the imitation skills of children with autism. Two parents were trained and coached to use the modified RIT with their young children with autism in home settings. The modified RIT was composed of contingent imitation, descriptive language, object imitation, and gestural imitation strategies. A multiple baseline design across strategies was used to examine the parents' competence in learning and implementing the modified RIT. Results indicated that both parents learned to use the intervention strategies, and children showed improvements in their imitation skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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