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ERIC Number: EJ1103237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
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Evaluation of Multiple-Alternative Prompts during Tact Training
Leaf, Justin B.; Townley-Cochran, Donna; Mitchell, Erin; Milne, Christine; Alcalay, Aditt; Leaf, Jeremy; Leaf, Ron; Taubman, Mitch; McEachin, John; Oppenheim-Leaf, Misty L.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v49 n2 p399-404 Jun 2016
This study compared 2 methods of fading prompts while teaching tacts to 3 individuals who had been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The 1st method involved use of an echoic prompt and prompt fading. The 2nd method involved providing multiple-alternative answers and fading by increasing the difficulty of the discrimination. An adapted alternating-treatments design showed that both procedures were more effective than a no-intervention control condition. Providing multiple alternatives did not increase error rates or teaching time, and better maintenance was shown for tacts taught with the multiple-alternative prompt.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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