Peer Interactions


What are procedures for increasing peer interactions?

Although many practices exist for increasing social-communication, relatively few exist that are used in small or large groups and that target peer interactions, rather than interactions with researchers or other adults. Procedures in this group include those that focus on changing child behavior for increasing peer-related social behavior.

When should I use peer interaction procedures?

  • Peer interaction procedures can be conducted in adult-led or child-led activities when two or more children are present.
  • Research on peer interaction procedures have primarily been conducted in school settings.

What are the peer interaction procedures most relevant to early childhood settings?

To cite this page (APA 6th edition):

  • Ledford, J.R. (2016). Peer interactions. In Evidence-based instructional practices for young children with autism and other disabilities. Retrieved from