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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Autism Video modeling Auditory trainer Communication Social orienting Early intervention 

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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