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Imitating the child with autism: A strategy for early intervention?

Lidstone, Jane, Uljarevic, Mirko, Kanaris, H., Mullis, J., Fasoli, Laura and Leekam, Susan R. ORCID: 2014. Imitating the child with autism: A strategy for early intervention? Autism-Open Access 4 , 124. 10.4172/2165-7890.1000124

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Research indicates that imitation is a promising strategy for early intervention with children who have autism. Using a single case design we studied the effectiveness of an established imitation-based intervention, Intensive Interaction, for two 3-year-olds with autism. Outcome measures were the propensity to give social attention during imitation sessions and during free play with a researcher. Social attention did not increase over the course of the intervention phase for either child or during free play with the researcher. Thus, there was no evidence of intervention effectiveness.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Additional Information: Online publication date: 3 February 2014.
Publisher: OMICS Publishing Group
ISSN: 2165-7890
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 18:30

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