Evaluating stimulus control based interventions
Eileen M. Roscoe
William V. Dube, William H. Ahearn
Date of Award
Master of Applied Behavior Analysis
Department or Academic Unit
Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology.
psychology, behavioral sciences, functional analysis, stereotypy, stimulus control, treatment
Stereotyped behavior (Psychiatry), Children with autism spectrum disorders
Child Psychology | Developmental Psychology
Stereotypy is a prevalent response pattern exhibited by children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and is associated with academic and social impairments. We conducted a functional analysis and treatment assessment for stereotypy exhibited by four children diagnosed with an ASD. For three participants exhibiting motor stereotypy, we evaluated the efficacy of a 10s hands down procedure. For one participant exhibiting vocal stereotypy, we evaluated the efficacy of a response interruption and redirection procedure. In an effort to promote generalization of treatment effects, we evaluated the effects of pairing a stimulus cue during intervention test sessions to determine whether inhibitory stimulus control could be established. Although all interventions successfully reduced stereotypy, we did not observe generalized suppression during non-intervention test sessions for all participants. Implications for future research are discussed.
Schlichenmeyer, Kevin, "Evaluating the generalization and maintenance of treatment effects through stimulus control based interventions" (2011). Applied Behavioral Analysis Master's Theses. Paper 76. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20001197
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