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ERIC Number: ED564564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Examination of the Prevalence of Stimulus Overselectivity in Children with ASD
Rieth, Sarah R.; Stahmer, Aubyn C.; Suhrheinrich, Jessica; Schreibman, Laura
Grantee Submission, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis v48 n1 p1-14 Spr 2015
Many individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) display stimulus overselectivity, wherein a subset of relevant components in a compound stimulus controls responding, which impairs discrimination learning. The original experimental research on stimulus overselectivity in ASD was conducted several decades ago; however, interventions for children with ASD now typically include programming to target conditional discriminations in ways that might minimize the prevalence of stimulus overselectivity. The present study assessed 42 children who had been diagnosed or educationally identified with ASD using a discrimination learning assessment. Of these 42 children, 19% displayed overselective responding, which is a lower percentage than that seen in early research. Possible explanations for this decreased percentage, implications for intervention, and future directions for research are discussed. [This paper was published in the "Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis" v48 n1 p71-84 Spr 2015 (EJ1053362).]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule; Mullen Scales of Early Learning; Preschool Language Scale; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324B070027