Long term maintenance of language and social skills

Richard M. Foxx

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This paper discusses long-term maintenance issues as they relate to the language and social skills of individuals with developmental disabilities and autism. Long-term follow-ups of echolalic and appropriate speech (upwards to 57 months) and social skills (8 years) will be presented as examples of what can be learned about maintenance from long-term follow-ups. A maintenance strategy will be presented that employs characteristics of early parent-typical toddler interactions as a means for prompting language impaired individuals to use physical/natural cues. The paper concludes with some recommendations regarding the study of maintenance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-146
Number of pages12
JournalBehavioral Interventions
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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