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Effects of a Triadic Parent-Implemented Home-Based Communication Intervention for Toddlers

The authors used a series of three multiple-baseline single-case studies with replication across nine parent–child dyads to evaluate the effects of a parent-implemented communication intervention on parent and child communication for toddlers with Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, and developmental … Continue reading

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Selective Mutism in Early Childhood Assessment and Treatment of an African American Preschool Boy

The authors note that Selective mutism (SM) is a relatively uncommon disorder in childhood, occurring in only 0.3 to 1.8 children per thousand, and in early childhood. Since diagnosing SM can be particularly challenging, the condition often goes unrecognized until … Continue reading

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Using Interval-Based Systems to Measure Behavior in Early Childhood Special Education and Early Intervention

The purpose of this article is to summarize the current literature on the accuracy and reliability of interval systems using data from previously published experimental studies that used human observations of behavior or computer simulations. The authors reported that, based … Continue reading

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Assessing and Improving Early Social Engagement in Infants

The authors reported on assessment of three young infants, ages 4, 7, and 9 months, who were assessed for affect, social interest, eye contact avoidance, and response to name. The authors investigated the feasibility of implementing an intervention to target … Continue reading

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Inclusion for toddlers with autism spectrum disorders

Aubyn Stahmer discusses her research on a community program involving social inclusion and early intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. Click Here to hear the podcast. Article referenced in podcast: Stahmer, Akshoomoff, and Cunningham, Autism, 2011, 15, 625-641

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