Peer-mediated intervention: attending to, commenting on, and acknowledging the behavior of preschoolers with autism.

@article{Goldstein1992PeermediatedIA,
  title={Peer-mediated intervention: attending to, commenting on, and acknowledging the behavior of preschoolers with autism.},
  author={Harland Goldstein and Lori Kaczmarek and R J Pennington and Kate Shafer},
  journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis},
  year={1992},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={289-305}
}
This study investigated the effects of a peer-mediated intervention on the social interaction of five triads comprised of preschoolers with autism and their typical peers. Strategies thought to facilitate interaction were selected based on analyses of a descriptive data base. Peers were taught to attend to, comment on, and acknowledge the behavior of their classmates with disabilities. These are behaviors preschoolers typically exhibit frequently, but that do not obligate responses to the same… CONTINUE READING

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