ERIC Number: EJ1070169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
An Evaluation of a Treatment Package Consisting of Discrimination Training and Differential Reinforcement with Response Cost and a Social Story on Vocal Stereotypy for a Preschooler with Autism in a Preschool Classroom
Laprime, Amanda P.; Dittrich, Gretchen A.
Education and Treatment of Children, v37 n3 p407-430 2014
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the use of a treatment package comprised of a social story, discrimination training, and differential reinforcement with response cost on the vocal stereotypy of one preschooler diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The study took place in a preschool classroom of a public school and was implemented by the classroom teacher and staff. A changing criterion design was employed to evaluate experimental control. The results of this study demonstrated a clear decrease in vocal stereotypy as compared to baseline.
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Story Telling, Reinforcement, Responses, Behavior Problems, Preschool Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Preschool Education, Social Development, Antisocial Behavior, Stimuli, Verbal Communication, Criteria, Color, Visual Stimuli, Conditioning, Contingency Management, Token Economy, Observation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals
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