Do mirrors facilitate acquisition of motor imitation in children diagnosed with autism?

Scott A. Miller, Nicole M. Rodriguez, Ami J. Rourke

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Abstract

We evaluated the efficacy of a procedure that incorporated a mirror to teach gross motor imitation with a 2-year-old boy who had been diagnosed with autistic disorder. Responses taught with a mirror were acquired more quickly than responses taught without the mirror and were maintained after the mirror was removed. These data indicate that a mirror can facilitate acquisition of motor imitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-198
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

Keywords

  • autism
  • mirror
  • motor imitation
  • skill acquisition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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