The effect of a parent-implemented imitation intervention on spontaneous imitation skills in young children with autism.

@article{Ingersoll2007TheEO,
  title={The effect of a parent-implemented imitation intervention on spontaneous imitation skills in young children with autism.},
  author={Brooke Ingersoll and Samantha R Gergans},
  journal={Research in developmental disabilities},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={163-75}
}
Children with autism exhibit significant deficits in their ability to spontaneously imitate the play actions and descriptive gestures of others. Reciprocal imitation training (RIT) is a naturalistic imitation intervention designed to teach spontaneous imitation skills during play. This study assessed the effectiveness of parent-implemented RIT using a multiple-baseline design across three young children with autism and their mothers. After an initial baseline, mothers were taught to implement… CONTINUE READING