Effects of peer-mediated implementation of visual scripts in middle school. Academic Article uri icon


  • Although research has investigated the impact of peer-mediated interventions and visual scripts on social and communication skills in children with autism spectrum disorders, no studies to date have investigated peer-mediated implementation of scripts. This study investigated the effects of peer-implemented scripts on a middle school student with autism, intellectual impairments, and speech-language impairment via a multiple baseline single-case research design across behaviors. The target student demonstrated improvements in three communicative behaviors when implemented by a trained peer; however, behaviors did not generalize to use with an untrained typically developing peer.

published proceedings

  • Behav Modif

author list (cited authors)

  • Ganz, J. B., Heath, A. K., Lund, E. M., Camargo, S., Rispoli, M. J., Boles, M., & Plaisance, L.

citation count

  • 42

complete list of authors

  • Ganz, Jennifer B||Heath, Amy K||Lund, Emily M||Camargo, Siglia PH||Rispoli, Mandy J||Boles, Margot||Plaisance, Lauren

publication date

  • May 2012