Jason C. Bourret
Susan Langer, Cammarie Johnson
Date of Award
Master of Science
Department or Academic Unit
Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology.
psychology, behavioral, skill acquisition
Autistic children - Behavorial modification
A three phase pre-teaching assessment was evaluated using different response prompts and fading procedures to build arbitrary LEGO structures. One male with the diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (age 10) participated in the study. Phase 1 compared manual guidance, modeling and verbal plus gestural cues. Fading procedures were then applied to the most efficient prompt found in the first phase using least-to-most, most-to-least, and a delay fading procedure. Finally, the most and least successful response prompts and fading procedures were compared to one another in teaching more socially significant skills. The current results show that the pre-teaching procedure found to be most efficient in Phases 1 and 2 was generalized to the more socially significant skills taught in the final phase.
Carolyn M. Sanchez
Sanchez, Carolyn M., "An analysis to determine the most efficient teaching procedures for children with autism" (2010). Applied Behavioral Analysis Master's Theses. Paper 29. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20000277
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