Using video modeling to teach reciprocal play to a young child with autism
Dixie D. Eastridge, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
University of Nevada, Reno . Awarded
This study was initiated to examine the effects of a video modeling procedure on the acquisition of reciprocal play between a child with autism and his sibling. Taking advantage of a regularly available typical peers to maintain social interactions, this study examined the use of the child's sibling as the peer model in a symbolic video modeling procedure using naturalistic or “loose training” techniques. The aim of this research was to examine the dyadic interactions between a target child and his model brother in terms of referential interactions between the children involved, in order to assess whether, and to what extent, the target child initiates and maintains social interactions in an appropriate manner. The analysis offered information relevant to the question of whether an intervention centered on a modeling procedure produced more, and more varied, interactions between the target child and his sibling.
Eastridge, D.D. Using video modeling to teach reciprocal play to a young child with autism. Master's thesis, University of Nevada, Reno.
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