Title

Using Joint Activity Schedules toPromote Peer Play in Preschoolers with Autism

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Volume

41

Publisher

Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

Publication Date

2008

First Page

237

Last Page

241

Abstract

We assessed the use of a joint activity schedule to increase peer engagement for preschoolers with autism. We taught 3 dyads of preschoolers with autism to follow joint activity schedules that cued both members of the pair to play a sequence of interactive games together. Results indicated that joint activity schedules increased peer engagement and the number of games completed for all dyads. Schedule following was maintained without additional prompting when activities were resequenced and when new games were introduced for 2 of the 3 dyads.

Comments

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