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ERIC Number: EJ859316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Parent-Implemented Script Fading to Promote Play-Based Verbal Initiations in Children with Autism
Reagon, Kara A.; Higbee, Thomas S.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v42 n3 p659-664 Fall 2009
We trained 3 mothers of children with autism to create, implement, and systematically fade scripts to promote vocal initiations during play. All 3 children's scripted and unscripted initiations increased after the introduction and fading of scripts, and unscripted initiations were maintained at the 2-week follow-up. The results indicate that parents of children with autism can successfully implement script-fading procedures in their homes and that these procedures are effective methods to increase vocal initiations during play. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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