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Improving Social Initiations in Young Children with Autism Using Reinforcers with Embedded Social Interactions

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, April 2009
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Title
Improving Social Initiations in Young Children with Autism Using Reinforcers with Embedded Social Interactions
Published in
Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, April 2009
DOI 10.1007/s10803-009-0732-5
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Authors

Robert L. Koegel, Ty W. Vernon, Lynn K. Koegel

Abstract

Children with autism often exhibit low levels of social engagement, decreased levels of eye contact, and low social affect. However, both the literature and our direct clinical observations suggest that some components of intervention procedures may result in improvement in child-initiated social areas. Using an ABAB research design with three children with autism, this study systematically assessed whether embedding social interactions into reinforcers, delivered during language intervention, would lead to increased levels of child-initiated social behaviors. We compared this condition with a language intervention condition that did not embed social interactions into the reinforcers. Results indicated that embedding social interactions into the reinforcers resulted in increases in child-initiated social engagement during communication, improved nonverbal dyadic orienting, and improvements in general child affect. Theoretical and applied implications are discussed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 7 3%
United Kingdom 5 2%
Canada 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Greece 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Unknown 192 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 44 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 38 18%
Researcher 23 11%
Student > Bachelor 22 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 18 9%
Other 48 23%
Unknown 16 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 87 42%
Social Sciences 40 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 4%
Engineering 8 4%
Other 26 12%
Unknown 26 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 March 2017.
All research outputs
#4,465,810
of 9,216,464 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#1,969
of 2,728 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#40,231
of 97,975 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#35
of 64 outputs
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