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

Andrea McDuffie, Wendy Machalicek, Ashley Oakes, Eileen Haebig, Susan Ellis Weismer, Leonard J Abbeduto

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Abstract

Maternal verbal responsiveness in naturally occurring interactions is known to facilitate language development for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. The present study 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). Distal effects on child communication also were examined. The intervention consisted of four monthly parent education lessons, each paired with face-to-face clinician coaching of a play-based parent-child interaction. In addition, 12 distance coaching sessions were implemented via desktop video-teleconferencing (VTC). 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. Implications for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-185
Number of pages14
JournalTopics in Early Childhood Special Education
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2013

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Keywords

  • autism spectrum disorder
  • language/communication intervention
  • naturalistic
  • parent education
  • parent-child interaction
  • video-teleconference

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Distance Video-Teleconferencing in Early Intervention : Pilot Study of a Naturalistic Parent-Implemented Language Intervention. / McDuffie, Andrea; Machalicek, Wendy; Oakes, Ashley; Haebig, Eileen; Weismer, Susan Ellis; Abbeduto, Leonard J.

In: Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, Vol. 33, No. 3, 11.2013, p. 172-185.

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McDuffie, Andrea ; Machalicek, Wendy ; Oakes, Ashley ; Haebig, Eileen ; Weismer, Susan Ellis ; Abbeduto, Leonard J. / Distance Video-Teleconferencing in Early Intervention : Pilot Study of a Naturalistic Parent-Implemented Language Intervention. In: Topics in Early Childhood Special Education. 2013 ; Vol. 33, No. 3. pp. 172-185.
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