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Caregiver Implemented Responsive Interventions: Supporting Caregivers Based on Performance

Gwin, Rachel (2018) Caregiver Implemented Responsive Interventions: Supporting Caregivers Based on Performance. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Responsive Interactive Interventions (RII) are play-based strategies ideal for implementation in the natural environment for young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This manuscript provides a systematic literature review of caregiver-implemented RIIs used for young children with ASD. Relevant components reviewed include common responsive strategies, methods for delivering information to caregiver participants and supporting them through practice, caregiver and child measures and results, and types of fidelity measures. The current review has led to the creation of a research study focusing on identifying the necessary supports for caregivers to achieve fidelity of implementation and maintain accurate responding when using three RII strategies. The level of supports delivered were based on performance from one session to the next. Two participant dyads achieved fidelity within each curricular lesson. Target accurate and inaccurate responding were achieved with minimal to no supports. However, fidelity criteria for accurate responding was not maintained on previously taught strategies once new strategies were initiated. Target inaccurate criteria was maintained, for both participants, for the duration of the study.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Gwin, RachelRCG23@pitt.eduRcg230000-0002-2687-6743
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairKaczmarek, LouiseKaczmk@pitt.eduKaczmk
Committee MemberKostewicz, Douglasdekost@pitt.edudekost
Committee MemberKokina, Anastasiakokina@pitt.edukokina
Committee MemberTurner,
Date: 27 September 2018
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 6 August 2018
Approval Date: 27 September 2018
Submission Date: 16 August 2018
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 122
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Instruction and Learning
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism, Social Communication, Responsive Intervention, Caregiver-Implemented, Early Intervention
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2018 14:32
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2018 14:32


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