The authors used a series of A-B replications to examine proximal effects of a naturalistic language intervention on the use of specific language support strategies by mothers of eight young children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Face-to-face clinic coaching and distance coaching via desktop video-teleconferencing were used. The authors reported that parents increased their use of verbal responses that followed into their child’s focus of attention and responded to child communication acts. Parents also increased the frequency with which they prompted child communication. Increases in parent strategy use were observed during both on-site and distance coaching sessions.
McDuffie, Andrea, Machalicek, Wendy, Oakes, Ashley, Haebig, Eileen, Weismer, Susan Ellis, and Abbeduto, Leonard. (2013). Distance Video-Teleconferencing in Early Intervention – Pilot Study of a Naturalistic Parent-Implemented Language Intervention. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 33, 172-185.