ERIC Number: EJ1034063
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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An Evaluation of Repeating the Discriminative Stimulus When Using Least-to-Most Prompting to Teach Intraverbal Behavior to Children with Autism
Humphreys, Tiffany; Polick, Amy S.; Howk, Laura L.; Thaxton, Jackie R.; Ivancic, Alison P.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v46 n2 p534-538 Sum 2013
A common recommendation with least-to-most prompting is to repeat the discriminative stimulus (S[superscript D]) with each successive prompt (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2007). However, few studies have evaluated this recommendation. We compared repeating the S[superscript D] to presenting the S[superscript D] once when teaching intraverbal behavior to children with autism. Results showed that both methods produced acquisition, and repeating the S[superscript D] produced no greater efficiency in acquisition.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Prompting, Repetition, Stimuli, Comparative Analysis, Children, Speech, Behavior
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