ERIC Number: EJ1033902
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Publication Date: 2013
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Effects of Operant Discrimination Training on the Vocalizations of Nonverbal Children with Autism
Lepper, Tracy L.; Petursdottir, Anna Ingeborg; Esch, Barbara E.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v46 n3 p656-661 Fall 2013
We evaluated the effects of operant discrimination training (ODT) on the vocalizations of 3 boys with autism. We compared ODT to a stimulus-stimulus pairing (SSP) condition and a control condition in an adapted alternating-treatments design. ODT increased the target vocalizations of all participants compared to the control condition, and its effects were similar to SSP. All participants preferred ODT to SSP.
Descriptors: Operant Conditioning, Discrimination Learning, Males, Autism, Verbal Communication, Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Instructional Effectiveness
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