Can Analyzing Infant Imitation in the Natural Environment Inform Interventions in Autism?

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A longitudinal study of infants and their mothers was conducted to explore the development of imitation and approximations to imitation. During a 10-minute unstructured play session, researchers observed two mother-infant dyads once per week for twelve weeks, while they played at home. The data presented represents infants between the ages 5 and 34 weeks. The methodology employed was based on the methods described by Hart and Rilsey (1999). Observations were coded based on the topography of the mother's and infant's behavior and included vocalizations, facial movements, motor movements, and object manipulation. The data are analyzed and discussed in terms of ... continued below

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Waltenburg, Carley May 2009.

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A longitudinal study of infants and their mothers was conducted to explore the development of imitation and approximations to imitation. During a 10-minute unstructured play session, researchers observed two mother-infant dyads once per week for twelve weeks, while they played at home. The data presented represents infants between the ages 5 and 34 weeks. The methodology employed was based on the methods described by Hart and Rilsey (1999). Observations were coded based on the topography of the mother's and infant's behavior and included vocalizations, facial movements, motor movements, and object manipulation. The data are analyzed and discussed in terms of its relevance to autism intervention.

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Waltenburg, Carley. Can Analyzing Infant Imitation in the Natural Environment Inform Interventions in Autism?, thesis, May 2009; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9912/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .