Increasing autistic children's spontaneous verbalizations of affection

an assessment of time delay and peer modeling procedures.

M. H. Charlop, Michele E Walsh

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Abstract

We assessed the efficacy of time delay and peer modeling procedures in increasing autistic children's spontaneous verbalizations of affection. Four autistic children were taught to spontaneously say "I like (love) you" in response to a hug from a familiar person and their mother. Generalization from a free play training setting to free play outdoors and at home was assessed. Ancillary social and affection behaviors were also observed. Results indicated that the time delay was a quick and effective procedure for all the children. Peer modeling was unsuccessful in teaching the target behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)307-314
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume19
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1986
Externally publishedYes

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