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ERIC Number: EJ835901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0145-4455
Evaluation of a Self-Instructional Manual for Conducting Discrete-Trials Teaching with Children with Autism
Thiessen, Carly; Fazzio, Daniela; Arnal, Lindsay; Martin, Garry L.; Yu, C. T.; Keilback, Lukas
Behavior Modification, v33 n3 p360-373 2009
Discrete-trials teaching (DTT) is commonly used to implement applied behavior analysis treatment for children with autism. The authors investigated a revised self-instructional manual for teaching university students to implement a 21-component DTT procedure to teach three tasks to confederates role-playing children with autism. Also, as a motivational contingency, for each DTT session in which a student scored at or above 90% accuracy, they received US$10. After an average of 4.5 hr to master the training manual, students' average DTT performance improved from 52% in baseline to 88% while teaching a confederate. Students averaged 77% DTT performance during subsequent generalization sessions with a child with autism. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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