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ERIC Number: EJ1103234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
The Effect of Brief Delays to Reinforcement on the Acquisition of Tacts in Children with Autism
Majdalany, Lina; Wilder, David A.; Smeltz, Lindsay; Lipschultz, Joshua
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v49 n2 p411-415 Jun 2016
We used discrete-trial training to teach 3 children with autism to tact shapes of countries using 3 levels of reinforcement delay for correct responding: 0 s (immediate delivery), 6 s, and 12 s. Two of the 3 participants acquired the targets more quickly in the immediate-delivery condition, suggesting that delays as brief as 6 s may be detrimental to learning tacts for some children.
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Language: English
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