From November 2nd, 2010

Behavioral Intervention and Perspective Taking

By: Marlena N. Smith In a recent study, Evelyn Gould and other CARD researchers found preliminary evidence suggesting that behavioral intervention may be effective in teaching perspective taking skills to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Children with ASD commonly display deficits in perspective taking, (i.e., the ability to interpret another’s point of view). An important component of perspective taking is the ability to follow another’s gaze. The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of behavioral intervention in teaching children with ASD to identify what someone else can see. Participants included three children with ASD, ages 3…