ERIC Number: EJ1047159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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An Evaluation of Response Prompts for Teaching Behavior Chains
Seaver, Jessica L.; Bourret, Jason C.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v47 n4 p777-792 Win 2014
Individuals who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders can have difficulty acquiring new skills, and teaching procedures found to be efficient with 1 individual may not be efficient with others. However, relatively little research has evaluated methods to identify efficient, individualized response-prompt and prompt-fading procedures. We evaluated an assessment of multiple response prompts and prompt-fading procedures with 10 individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. The prompt types assessed were verbal and gestural, model, and physical. Prompt-fading procedures assessed were least to most, most to least, and a progressive delay. Each assessment was conducted at least twice, and the findings of both prompt-type and prompt-fading assessments were generally reliable. A final validity test showed the assessment outcomes to have generality that may extend to other clinically significant responses.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Skill Development, Responses, Prompting, Verbal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Student Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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