ERIC Number: EJ1036947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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A Comparison of Methods for Teaching Receptive Labeling to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Replication
Grow, Laura L.; Kodak, Tiffany; Carr, James E.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v47 n3 p600-605 Fall 2014
Previous research has demonstrated that the conditional-only method (starting with a multiple-stimulus array) is more efficient than the simple-conditional method (progressive incorporation of more stimuli into the array) for teaching receptive labeling to children with autism spectrum disorders (Grow, Carr, Kodak, Jostad, & Kisamore, 2011). The current study systematically replicated the earlier study by comparing the 2 approaches using progressive prompting with 2 boys with autism. The results showed that the conditional-only method was a more efficient and reliable teaching procedure than the simple-conditional method. The results further call into question the practice of teaching simple discriminations to facilitate acquisition of conditional discriminations.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teaching Methods, Receptive Language, Males, Conditioning, Discrimination Learning, Naming, Stimuli
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