Parent-Implemented Script Fading toPromote Play-Based Verbal Initiations in Children with Autism
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
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.
Reagon, K.A. & Higbee, T.S. (2009). Parent-implemented script fading to promote play-based verbal initiations in children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 659-664.