Paper Title
Does the Verbal Ability of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Influence the Mothers Interactive Role? Evidence from Using Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS)

Studying parent-child interaction might therefore provide greater chances for compliance and social responsivity. The present study explains the quality of interaction measures advocated by parents of verbal and nonverbal children with ASD using DPICS. Four children (Two verbal and two non-verbal communicators) diagnosed with ASD within the age range of 5-10 years, as well as their mothers participated in the study. The parents were requested to have a natural playbased interaction which was video-recorded. Each of the behaviors exhibited during each mother-child interaction were observed and coded accordingly using DPICS. The total instances of occurrence of each behavior were recorded. The verbal participants showed greater than 15 instances of answering and being more compliant than the nonverbal group who showed increased frequency of non-compliant behaviors. Verbal children engaged more in interaction than the nonverbal children Index Terms: DPICS, ASD, behavior, interaction, parent