ERIC Number: EJ428476
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Effects of a Group Contingency on the Frequency of Social Interactions among Autistic and Nonhandicapped Preschool Children: Making LRE Efficacious.
Lefebvre, Daniel; Strain, Phillip S.
Journal of Early Intervention, v13 n4 p329-41 Fall 1989
This study of interactions between three severely withdrawn, autistic preschool children and six nonhandicapped peers found that peers can be effectively taught strategies to increase appropriate social behaviors of autistic classmates, and a group-oriented reinforcement contingency is an effective complement to teacher-prompted interventions and may be effective in systematically fading teacher prompts. (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Autism, Contingency Management, Instructional Effectiveness, Interaction, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention, Mainstreaming, Peer Relationship, Positive Reinforcement, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Prompting, Social Behavior, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A