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ERIC Number: EJ821626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1539-4352
Generalization of Mands in Children with Autism from Adults to Peers
Pellecchia, Melanie; Hineline, Philip N.
Behavior Analyst Today, v8 n4 p483-491 2007
To assess the degree to which a mand repertoire that was taught to children with autism would generalize from adults to peers, three preschool-aged children diagnosed with Autism were first taught to mand with adult instructors, and then were tested for generalization across three subsequent phases that involved parents, siblings, and peers. Limited generalization of the mand occurred in the parent phase of the study; manding transferred from instructors to parents without direct teaching for all three participants. However, for none of the subjects did manding transfer to interactions with siblings or peers without direct teaching. The results of the study implicate the need to teach children with Autism to mand from a variety of people, especially peers. (Contains 3 figures.)
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A