ERIC Number: EJ1033886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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The Effects of Listener Training on the Emergence of Categorization and Speaker Behavior in Children with Autism
Kobari-Wright, Vissy V.; Miguel, Caio F.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v47 n2 p431-436 Sum 2014
We evaluated the effects of listener training on the emergence of categorization and speaker behavior (i.e., tacts) using a nonconcurrent multiple baseline design. Four children with autism learned to select pictures given their dictated category names. We assessed whether they could match and tact pictures by category. After training, 3 participants tacted and categorized all pictures, and 1 participant failed both tests. After tact training, this participant categorized. These results suggest that listener training may be an efficient way to produce speaker behavior and categorization in children who have been diagnosed with autism.
Descriptors: Training, Listening Skills, Listening Comprehension, Children, Autism, Pictorial Stimuli, Instructional Effectiveness
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