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ERIC Number: EJ812649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1184-0412
Instructing University Students to Conduct Discrete-Trials Teaching with Confederates Simulating Children with Autism
Arnal, Lindsay; Fazzio, Daniela; Martin, Garry L.; Yu, C. T.; Keilback, Lukas; Starke, Mandy
Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, v35 n1-2 p131-147 2007
An essential component of applied behavior analysis programs for teaching children with autism is discrete trials teaching. Experiment 1 investigated the effectiveness of a self-instructional manual for teaching university students to correctly apply discrete-trials teaching to teach three tasks to confederates role-playing children with autism. Experiment 2 investigated a training package consisting of the self-instructional manual combined with accurate scoring of a videotape of an experienced tutor conducting discrete-trials teaching with a confederate role-playing a child with autism. The results suggest that self-instructional strategies have considerable potential for instructing participants to conduct discrete-trials teaching. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
J.P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre. 6-102 Education North, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-4505; Fax: 780-492-1318; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada