Responsive Teaching and Autism
Responsive teaching is a comprehensive parent-mediated intervention for children from birth to 6 years of age who have, or are at-risk for, child development and social emotional problems.
Responsive teaching is designed to address the following issues
- Cognition: To enhance children's ability to perceive, know, reason, and make choices and to use of these competencies in everyday routines.
- Language/Communication: To enhance children's ability to engage in conversational exchanges in which they express their observations, feelings and needs and respond to the requests, feelings and observations of others.
- Social-Emotional Functioning: To enhance children's social and emotional well being so that they feel secure and capable of adjusting to the demands of family life and routine interactions.
The responsive teaching curriculum includes
- Responsive Teaching Strategies for addressing children's developmental needs
- Pivotal Behavior Intervention Objectives
- Discussion Topics for that can be used by professionals to explain the Responsive Teaching rationale
- Objectives Procedures for evaluating children's progress in acquiring Pivotal Behavioral Objectives
- A flexible planning guide for addressing children's individualized needs in three Developmental Domains
- A Computerized Responsive teaching Planning and Tracking Program
Responsive teaching is designed to be delivered by parents and/or appropriate professionals.
Responsive teaching was developed by Gerald Mahoney and James MacDonald.
Please see our Responsive Teaching and Autism Publications
- 27 Aug 2015