Using Joint Activity Schedules toPromote Peer Play in Preschoolers with Autism
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
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.
Betz, A., Higbee, T.S., & Reagon, K.A. (2008). Using joint activity schedules to promote peer play in preschoolers with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 237-241.