Overcoming Barriers to Learning
Research categorised under the heading “Overcoming Barriers to Learning” focuses on strategies to support individuals with learning. For example, learners need to learn to listen, look at stimuli, match items and imitate others in order to progress through the curriculum and progress with communication skills and life skills.
The Effects of the Mirror Protocol on Generalised Motor Imitation and Early Observing Responses – Aisling Collins, Sam Parker, Jo Thorne and Emily Peak
It is important for children diagnosed with autism to imitate novel responses. This will allow them to learn without direct teaching. Children are tested to determine whether they can imitate novel responses. If not then procedures are put in place to induce this. This study focussed on the use of the Mirror Protocol to induce novel imitation responses in one child diagnosed with autism. This piece of research was presented as a poster at the 2018 CABAS conference in New Jersey.