Spontaneous imitation by children with autism during a repetitive musical play routine.

@article{Stephens2008SpontaneousIB,
  title={Spontaneous imitation by children with autism during a repetitive musical play routine.},
  author={Carolyn E Stephens},
  journal={Autism : the international journal of research and practice},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={645-71}
}
Joint-attention-type intervention strategies have been identified as effective scaffolds for increasing social engagement in children with autism. Imitating children with autism within child-led social routines has increased children's attention and active participation in social interaction. The current study expands on this research by establishing a musical social milieu using repetitive imitation routines for four children with autism. Results were evaluated using an MPD across three… CONTINUE READING