Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 771–775 | Cite as

Case Report: Using an Auditory Trainer with Caregiver Video Modeling to Enhance Communication and Socialization Behaviors in Autism

Brief Report


A minimally verbal child with autism was exposed to short daily sessions of watching his parents on video in conjunction with an FM auditory trainer for a period of 4 weeks. Baseline measures of verbal and social behaviors were taken pre-treatment and repeated post treatment. Results indicate substantial gains in word productions, social orienting, and increased eye contact. Results are discussed in terms of the contributions of auditory-visual processing to establishing communication and socialization in autism and early intervention effectiveness.


Autism Video modeling Auditory trainer Communication Social orienting Early intervention 



This research was partially funded by Western Washington University’s Research and Sponsored Programs unit. The authors would like to thank Steven Henson and Barbara Mathers-Schmidt for helpful comments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Communication Sciences and DisordersWestern Washington University BellinghamUSA

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