Sibling Implemented Script Fading to Promote Play-based Statements in Children with Autism
41st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX
We trained three typically developing children to implement a script-fading procedure with their younger siblings with autism. The number of contextually appropriate statements made by the children with autism increased once treatment was initiated. Participants continued to emit higher levels of contextually appropriate statements after the scripts were completely faded and at a 4- or 11-week follow-up. The typically developing siblings were able to implement the script-fading procedure with high levels of fidelity.
Akers, J. S.; Higbee, Thomas S.; Reinert, K.; and Pollard, J. S., "Sibling Implemented Script Fading to Promote Play-based Statements in Children with Autism" (2015). Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling Faculty Publications. Paper 823.