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An early social engagement intervention for young children with autism and their parents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22527708     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The social vulnerabilities associated with young children with autism are recognized as important intervention targets due to their influence on subsequent development. Current research suggests that interventions that combine motivational and social components can create meaningful changes in social functioning. Simultaneously, it is hypothesized that parent delivery of such strategies can invoke increases in these core social behaviors and parent engagement. This study examined the effects of teaching parents to implement a social engagement intervention with their children. The results indicated that the use of this parent-delivered social intervention led to (a) increases in their children's use of eye contact, directed positive affect, and verbal initiations, (b) increases in parent positive affect and synchronous engagement, and (c) generalized increases in parent and child behaviors.
Ty W Vernon; Robert L Koegel; Hayley Dauterman; Kathryn Stolen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of autism and developmental disorders     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1573-3432     ISO Abbreviation:  J Autism Dev Disord     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-06     Completed Date:  2013-04-24     Revised Date:  2013-12-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904301     Medline TA:  J Autism Dev Disord     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2702-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Autistic Disorder / psychology*
Behavior Therapy / methods*
Child, Preschool
Early Intervention (Education)*
Parent-Child Relations
Parents / education*
Play and Playthings
Reinforcement (Psychology)
Reproducibility of Results
Social Adjustment*
Social Behavior
Grant Support

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