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ERIC Number: EJ1178772
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1362-3613
The Use of Behavior Modeling Training in a Mobile App Parent Training Program to Improve Functional Communication of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Law, Gloria C.; Neihart, Maureen; Dutt, Anuradha
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v22 n4 p424-439 May 2018
Communication intervention in early life can significantly impact long-term outcomes for young children with autism. Parents can be vital resources in the midst of the current manpower shortage. "Map4speech" is a new mobile application developed for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. It is specially designed to provide high-quality, interactive learning, coupled with frequent feedback and live coaching to train parents in a naturalistic language intervention. A multiple-baseline single-case experimental design was conducted across three parent-child dyads. Results indicate that procedural integrity of parents' intervention techniques was above 85% during post-training intervention, and their respective children showed increases in spontaneous word/gesture use. The results show that mobile applications with feedback can be a promising means for improving efficiency and effectiveness in disseminating evidence-based practices for autism intervention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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