Increasing verbal responsiveness in parents of children with autism: a pilot study

The authors 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. The results in this study support the use of parent-mediated interventions targeting verbal responsiveness to facilitate language development and communication in young children with autism.

Venker, Courtney E., McFuffie, Andrea, Weismer, Susan Ellis, and Abbeduto, Leonard. (2012). Increasing verbal responsiveness in parents of children with autism: a pilot study. Autism, 16, 568-585.

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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