Script Fading to Promote Unscripted Bids for Joint Attention in Children with Autsim
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
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.
*Pollard, J.S., *Betz, A.M., & Higbee, T.S. (2012). Script-fading to promote unscripted bids for joint attention in children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 387-393.