Title

Parent-Implemented Script Fading toPromote Play-Based Verbal Initiations in Children with Autism

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Volume

42

Publisher

Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

Publication Date

2009

First Page

659

Last Page

664

Abstract

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.

Comments

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