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ERIC Number: EJ1063756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
A Comparison of Error-Correction Procedures on Skill Acquisition during Discrete-Trial Instruction
Carroll, Regina A.; Joachim, Brad T.; St. Peter, Claire C.; Robinson, Nicole
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v48 n2 p257-273 Sum 2015
Previous research supports the use of a variety of error-correction procedures to facilitate skill acquisition during discrete-trial instruction. We used an adapted alternating treatments design to compare the effects of 4 commonly used error-correction procedures on skill acquisition for 2 children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and 3 children with autism spectrum disorder. For all participants, multiple error-correction procedures were effective; however, 1 or 2 specific error-correction procedures led to more efficient skill acquisition for each individual. These results highlight the importance of evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of error-correction procedures for individual learners during discrete-trial instruction. We discuss the use of discrete-trial instruction with different populations, implications for using multiple measures of procedural efficiency, and several areas for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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