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ERIC Number: EJ1176100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
The Effectiveness of the Peak Relational Training System and Corresponding Changes on the VB-MAPP for Young Adults with Autism
Dixon, Mark R.; Wiggins, Scott H.; Belisle, Jordan
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v51 n2 p321-334 Spr 2018
The current investigation sought to extend prior research evaluating the use of the PEAK Relational Training System as a comprehensive treatment model in improving language skills demonstrated by individuals with autism. Baseline PEAK-Direct Training and Verbal Behavior Milestone Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) assessments were conducted across 3 adult male participants, and scores on the PEAK-Direct Training assessment were used to select targets for intervention. Language instruction guided by the PEAK-Direct Training module was implemented for 45 to 69 days across participants. Results suggest that participants mastered target skills throughout the training phase, and VB-MAPP test probes showed an increasing trend. Follow-up probes suggested that scores on the VB-MAPP maintained when training was discontinued. In addition, participants demonstrated an increase in assessment scores on the PEAK-Direct Training assessment in the follow-up phase, including the mastery of untargeted verbal skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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