ERIC Number: EJ1090296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
An Evaluation of Constant Time Delay and Simultaneous Prompting Procedures in Skill Acquisition for Young Children with Autism
Brandt, Julie A. Ackerlund; Weinkauf, Sara; Zeug, Nicole; Klatt, Kevin P.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v51 n1 p55-66 Mar 2016
Previous research has shown that various prompting procedures are effective in teaching skills to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Simultaneous prompting includes proving a prompt immediately following an instruction; whereas constant time-delay procedures include a set time delay (i.e., 5 s or 10 s) prior to delivering a prompt following an instruction. These prompting procedures have been previously compared with mixed results. The current study used an alternating treatments design to compare simultaneous prompting to a constant time-delay procedure to evaluate efficacy and efficiency of each procedure, in addition to the number of errors which occurred under each condition. Results from the current study are discussed as well as limitations and future directions.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Young Children, Prompting, Comparative Analysis, Skill Development, Instructional Effectiveness
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site: http://daddcec.org/Publications/ETADDJournal.aspx
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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