Increasing activities and interests in a child dually diagnosed with PDD-NOS and DS.

Increasing activities and interests in a child dually diagnosed with PDD-NOS and DS.

Date: August 2008
Creator: Zeug, Nicole M.
Description: Expanding interests may be a behavioral cusp, resulting in widespread changes across skills, and therefore is particularly relevant in intervention programs for children with autism. Little research has addressed directly increasing the diversity of activities and interests for this population. This study describes a program developed to increase activities and interests in a girl dually-diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder (PDD-NOS) and Downs syndrome (DS). A multiple-baseline design across stimuli was employed to evaluate the program. The results show that the program increased number of total and different toy interactions. No effects were observed for overall duration of toy interactions. Results are discussed in relation to play skill instruction and preference assessment literature, the cusp, and autism intervention programs.
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Three Important Things to Consider When Starting Intervention for a Child Diagnosed with Autism

Three Important Things to Consider When Starting Intervention for a Child Diagnosed with Autism

Date: 2010
Creator: Ala'i-Rosales, Shahla & Zeug, Nicole M.
Description: Article discussing three important things to consider when starting intervention for a child diagnosed with autism.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service
The Development of Interests in Children with Autism: A Method to Establish Baselines for Analyses and Evaluation

The Development of Interests in Children with Autism: A Method to Establish Baselines for Analyses and Evaluation

Date: 2008
Creator: Ala'i-Rosales, Shahla; Zeug, Nicole M. & Baynham, Tanya Y.
Description: This article discusses development of interests in children with autism.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service