Mothers scaffolding play in children with autism spectrum disorders

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dc.contributor Conners, Frances A.
dc.contributor Jarrett, Matthew A.
dc.contributor Saffo, Rachel W.
dc.contributor Sofield, Jason M.
dc.contributor.advisor Gilpin, Ansley T.
dc.contributor.advisor Barber, Angela B. Pierucci, Jillian Michelle 2017-03-01T16:46:38Z 2017-03-01T16:46:38Z 2013
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001164
dc.identifier.other Pierucci_alatus_0004D_11465
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Play allows children to appropriately engage with peers and others in their environment by using developmental and social skills. Many researchers have demonstrated that parents of children with typical development scaffold the development of children's play beginning at 12 months through the preschool years (Woolley & Tullos, 2008). However, some children have impairments in developing and using social skills, such as children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The current study was a single-subject design (n = 3; Mage = 26.5 months) that evaluated a social-communication intervention (i.e., Project ImPACT: Improving Parents As Communication Teachers) for toddlers with ASD. Mothers' scaffolding techniques (i.e., comments, requests, and prompts) were explored during mother-child play samples, in addition to children's social engagement in mothers' scaffolding techniques. Overall, results from Simulation Modeling Analysis (SMA) showed that mothers' scaffolding techniques and children's social engagement to these techniques increased. Additionally Reliable Change Index (RCI) revealed children's developmental/social/play skills improved from pre- to post- and pre- to post 2-intervention. Thus, early intervention, such as parent-mediated intervention, is an important component of children with ASD reaching their fullest potential.
dc.format.extent 112 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Psychology
dc.subject.other Developmental psychology
dc.title Mothers scaffolding play in children with autism spectrum disorders
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Psychology Psychology The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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