ERIC Number: EJ1033894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing Instructional Efficiency by Presenting Additional Stimuli in Learning Trials for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Vladescu, Jason C.; Kodak, Tiffany M.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v46 n4 p805-816 Win 2013
The current study examined the effectiveness and efficiency of presenting secondary targets within learning trials for 4 children with an autism spectrum disorder. Specifically, we compared 4 instructional conditions using a progressive prompt delay. In 3 conditions, we presented secondary targets in the antecedent or consequence portion of learning trials, or in the absence of prompts and reinforcement. In the fourth condition (control), we did not include secondary targets in learning trials. Results replicate and extend previous research by demonstrating that the majority of participants acquired secondary targets presented in the antecedent and consequent events of learning trials.
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Children, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Prompting, Time Factors (Learning), Reinforcement, Environmental Influences, Teaching Methods, Stimuli
Wiley Periodicals, Inc. 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148. Tel: 800-835-6770; Tel: 781-388-8598; Fax: 781-388-8232; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A