Authors: Lidstone J, Uljarević M, Kanaris H, Mullis J, Fasoli L, Leekam S
Title: Imitating the child with autism : a strategy for early intervention?
Source: Autism-Open Access 2014 4(1): 124
Year: 2014
Research Design: Single Case Design

Research indicates that imitation is a promising strategy for early intervention with children who have autism. Using a single case design we studied the effectiveness of an established imitation-based intervention, Intensive Interaction, for two 3-year-olds with autism. Outcome measures were the propensity to give social attention during imitation sessions and during free play with a researcher. Social attention did not increase over the course of the intervention phase for either child, nor during free play with the researcher. Thus, there was no evidence of intervention effectiveness.

Access: Open Access