ERIC Number: EJ1062553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
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Reference Count: 32
Evaluating the Emergence of Reverse Intraverbals in Children with Autism
Allan, Alicia C.; Vladescu, Jason C.; Kisamore, April N.; Reeve, Sharon A.; Sidener, Tina M.
Analysis of Verbal Behavior, v31 n1 p59-75 Jun 2015
Verbal behavior plays a fundamental role in the development of complex social and communication skills. Many children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder exhibit profound deficiencies in intraverbal repertoires and the development of social relationships. Recent studies that investigated the effects of intraverbal training on the emergence of reverse intraverbals produced mixed results (e.g., Perez-Gonzalez et al., "Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis" 40:697-701, 2007). In the current study, a multiple-probe design across four participants with autism was used to evaluate the effects of intraverbal training on the emergence of reverse intraverbals. Intraverbal training consisted of multiple exemplars taught concurrently, bidirectional stimulus-response teaching formats, general case analysis, reinforcement, and a constant prompt delay (CPD) procedure. Participants were trained on intraverbal targets and probes were conducted to assess emergence of untaught reverse intraverbals. Three participants demonstrated the emergence of reverse intraverbals as a result of the intraverbal training procedures. Social validity and maintenance of target responses and emergent reverse intraverbals were assessed.
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Communication, Training, Prompting, Interpersonal Relationship, Children, Social Development, Communication Skills
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