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Increasing verbal responsiveness in parents of children with autism:a pilot study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21846665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Correlational studies have revealed a positive relationship between parent verbal responsiveness and language outcomes in children with autism. We investigated whether parents of young children on the autism spectrum could learn and implement the specific categories of verbal responsiveness that have been suggested to facilitate language development. Parents were taught to increase their verbal responsiveness in the context of a short-term language intervention that included group parent education sessions, as well as individual and small-group coaching sessions of parent-child play interactions. Parents in the treatment group increased their use of comments that: described their child's focus of attention; interpreted or expanded child communication acts; and prompted child communication. Preliminary treatment effects were also noted in children's prompted and spontaneous communication. These results support the use of parent-mediated interventions targeting verbal responsiveness to facilitate language development and communication in young children with autism.
Courtney E Venker; Andrea McDuffie; Susan Ellis Weismer; Leonard Abbeduto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2011-08-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Autism : the international journal of research and practice     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1461-7005     ISO Abbreviation:  Autism     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-07     Completed Date:  2013-04-17     Revised Date:  2014-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9713494     Medline TA:  Autism     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  568-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Autistic Disorder / complications,  nursing*
Caregivers / education
Child Behavior
Child Language
Child, Preschool
Language Development Disorders / etiology,  nursing*
Language Therapy / methods*
Parent-Child Relations
Parents / education*
Pilot Projects
Treatment Outcome
Grant Support
P30 HD003352/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; P30 HD003352-46/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; T32 DC005359/DC/NIDCD NIH HHS; T32 DC005359-07/DC/NIDCD NIH HHS

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