Karen Gould, Hannah Rue
Date of Award
Master of Applied Behavior Analysis
Department or Academic Unit
Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology.
acquisition, brief experimental analysis
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities | Psychiatry and Psychology
This study describes the use of a brief experimental analysis (BEA) in comparing rates of sight word acquisition. Two individuals with brain injuries, in a school setting, were presented with five different sight word acquisition interventions in an alternating treatments experimental design. Interventions included repeated readings, phonics, contingent reinforcement, flashcards with corresponding pictures, and a control condition. Prior to the BEA formal preference and reinforcer assessments were conducted, with the high-preference stimuli being used in the contingent reinforcement condition. For the first participant, the repeated readings intervention produced the highest rates of correct responding. For the second participant, the repeated readings, flashcards with corresponding pictures, and phonics conditions, all produced high rates of correct responding, with the repeated readings condition producing the highest rates. Results of this study suggest that the BEA can be used to effectively assess the intervention that will produce the highest initial rates of sight word acquisition.
Racine, John, "Comparing the effects of sight word acquisition interventions with brief experimental analysis in two children with brain injuries" (2012). Counseling Psychology Master's Theses. Paper 15. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20002705
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