Academic Research: Understanding the Continuum of Discrete-Trial Traditional Behavioral to Social-Pragmatic Developmental Approaches in Communication
This article focuses on early intervention approaches for young children with autism/pervasive developmental disorder (PPD). The history and evolution of the practice of enhancing communication and social-communicative abilities are discussed. This article also provides descriptions of various approaches and examines the effectiveness of current early intervention services.
Author information: Prizant, B. M., & Wetherby, A. M. (1998). Understanding the continuum of discrete-trial traditional behavioral to social-pragmatic developmental approaches in communication enhancement for young children with autism/pdd. Seminars in Speech and Language, 19(4), 329-350.
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