Distance Video-Teleconferencing in Early Intervention – Pilot Study of a Naturalistic Parent-Implemented Language Intervention

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.

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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