Naturalistic Procedures for Increasing Communication Skills
What are naturalistic procedures?
Naturalistic procedures include a range of behaviors that can be used by parents and practitioners to increase the likelihood of communication for children, particularly children with social and communication delays.
When should I use naturalistic procedures?
- Naturalistic procedures can be used during both child-directed play and adult-directed activities to increase the frequency and complexity of child social communication attempts.
- Most research on naturalistic procedures have been conducted in one-to-one settings with one adult and one child.
What are the naturalistic procedures most relevant to early childhood settings?
- Environmental Arrangement
- Responsive Play Interactions
- Effective Communication Strategies to Use in Small Groups and Throughout the Day
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication
- Challenging Behavior as Communication
To cite this page (APA 6th edition):
- Ledford, J.R. (2016). Naturalistic procedures for increasing communication skills. In Evidence-based instructional practices for young children with autism and other disabilities. Retrieved from http://vkc.mc.vanderbilt.edu/ebip/communication-skills