ERIC Number: EJ1126061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Establishing Derived Categorical Responding in Children with Disabilities Using the Peak-E Curriculum
Dixon, Mark R.; Belisle, Jordan; Stanley, Caleb R.; Speelman, Ryan C.; Rowsey, Kyle E.; Kime, Dena; Daar, Jacob H.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v50 n1 p134-145 Win 2017
The purpose of the study was to evaluate a procedure to generate derived categorical responding by three children with disabilities and to promote the emergence of untrained intraverbal categorical responses. In the study, three 4-member equivalence classes including three stimuli (A, B, and C) and a category name (D) for each class were trained using a match-to-sample procedure. Test probes were conducted for categorical responding, including both a trained (D-A) and two derived (D-B, D-C) relational responses, as well as the emergence of untrained intraverbal categorical responding (D-A/B/C) throughout the study. Relational training was effective at promoting the emergence of categorical responding, and two of the three participants demonstrated the emergence of additional intraverbal responding without prior training. The results provide further evidence supporting the practical utility of stimulus equivalence as well as the PEAK-E curriculum.
Descriptors: Children, Disabilities, Verbal Communication, Responses, Stimuli, Classification, Training
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