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.