Karen E. Gould
Peter Dekreon, Heather Reynolds
Date of Award
Master of Science
Department or Academic Unit
Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology.
Behavior, Momentum, Social Skills
Social interaction, Autistic children - Behavior modification
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
The effects of a high-probability request sequence on compliance with social requests was examined. The participant was a 14 year-old boy diagnosed with autism who frequently avoided social interaction. Assessments of hypothesized low and high-probability requests were conducted and resulted in four requests being included as the high-probability requests and three requests were included as the target low-probability responses. A multiple baseline across responses design was used. Compliance was at or near zero levels during baseline and increased for all three responses when the intervention was applied. Responding remained variable so an intervention plus reinforcement condition was added making reinforcers available contingent on compliance with a low-probability response. Compliance increased further and for all responses once this component was added.
Storey, Kristen, "The effects of behavioral momentum on social skills" (2010). Applied Behavioral Analysis Master's Theses. Paper 93. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20002790
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