Title

Script Fading to Promote Unscripted Bids for Joint Attention in Children with Autsim

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Volume

45

Issue

2

Publisher

Wiley

Publication Date

Summer 2012

First Page

387

Last Page

393

DOI

10.1901/jaba.2012.45-387

Abstract

We used a script-fading procedure to teach 3 children with autism to initiate bids for joint attention. We examined the effects of (a) scripts, (b) varied adult scripted responses, and (c) multiple-exemplar script training on promoting unscripted language during bids for joint attention. All 3 participants learned to initiate bids for joint attention, and the response generalized to untrained stimuli, conversation partners, and the classroom environment.