Enhanced Milieu Teaching: Effects of Parent-Implemented Language Intervention
This study examined the effects of training 4 parents to use enhanced milieu teaching with their preschool children with developmental delays. A multiple baseline design across 3 intervention strategies was used to assess the parents' acquisition of the strategies. A multiple-probe design across 2 families, replicated across 2 additional families, was used to assess the effects of the parents' implementation of the strategies on their children's communication skills. The parents learned to use the strategies in the clinic and generalized them to the home. Positive effects were observed on children's spontaneous communication and target use, and on parent and child affect. Evidence of positive effects on child language development was also observed. Parent satisfaction with the intervention was high.