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Declarative memory in abused and neglected infants.

Adv Child Dev Behav 2010 ;38:161-82

Nutrition Research Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA.

To summarize, all children interacted with the experimenter and actively participated in the imitation task. There was evidence of improvement in performance from baseline to recall as would be expected with attention to, and memory for, the actions that were modeled by the experimenter. All participants evidenced a decrease in performance as the difficulty of the task increased, as would be expected. Read More

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February 2011

Improving social initiations in young children with autism using reinforcers with embedded social interactions.

J Autism Dev Disord 2009 Sep 9;39(9):1240-51. Epub 2009 Apr 9.

Department of Counseling, Clinical, School Psychology, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, Koegel Autism Center, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9490, USA.

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. Read More

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September 2009
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