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ERIC Number: EJ1157198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
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Teaching Children with Autism to Request Help with Difficult Tasks
Rodriguez, Nicole M.; Levesque, Megan A.; Cohrs, Victoria L.; Niemeier, Jessica J.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v50 n4 p717-732 Fall 2017
We taught three children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder to request help using an interrupted chain procedure during which we manipulated task materials such that the child was either incapable or capable of independently completing a link of a behavior chain. We initially observed undesirable generalization of requests for help during capable trials when teaching was introduced during incapable trials for two participants and to a lesser extent for the third participant. However, with repeated exposure to differential prompting and reinforcement across incapable and capable trials, differential responding was observed across EO-present and EO-absent trials for all three participants during both teaching sets and one generalization set that was never exposed to teaching procedures. These findings suggest that it is important to consider the antecedent conditions under which the response should occur when teaching children to request help.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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