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ERIC Number: EJ843635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1554-4893
The Effects of Intensive Tact Instruction on Audience-Accurate Tacts and Conversational Units
Schauffler, Geneva; Greer, R. Douglas
Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, v3 n1 p121-134 Win 2006
We examined the effects of intensive tact instruction on emission of audience-accurate verbalizations of 2 middle school students using a delayed multiple baseline design across participants. Dependent variables were accurate and inaccurate audience controlled tacts and conversational units during non-instructional times. Following baselines, students were taught tact sets of 5-novel stimuli. The instruction consisted of teaching 100 tact learn units daily until students met criterion on 10 sets of 5 tact stimuli. Students significantly increased audience-accurate tacts, conversational units, and inaccurate tacts/conversational units decreased for one student. We discuss the role of tact repertories on audience relevant verbalizations by students with histories of low preschool language interactions with parents. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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