Extending Behavior Support
in Home and Community Settings
LYNN KERN KOEGEL
ROBERT L. KOEGEL
We begin this chapter by introducing two new case examples.
Juanita was a 5-year-old Hispanic girl diagnosed with autism. Her symptoms were archetypal—delayed communication, social isolation, and repetitive play with a limited number of toys. Juanita's mother attended parent education classes, where she learned procedures to encourage Juanita to communicate her needs. As a result of her mother's diligence in prompting expressive words, Juanita's disruptive behaviors greatly decreased, and she was able to use short phrases to express her needs and desires. Juanita demonstrated steady and consistent progress, but all of that changed when her little sister was born. Juanita took little interest in her sister throughout the