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ERIC Number: EJ859318
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
The Effects of Parent-Implemented PECS Training on Improvisation of Mands by Children with Autism
Chaabane, Delia B. Ben; Alber-Morgan, Sheila R.; DeBar, Ruth M.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v42 n3 p671-677 Fall 2009
The present study examined the extent to which mothers were able to train their children, 2 boys with autism, to exchange novel pictures to request items using the picture exchange communication system (PECS). Generalization probes assessing each child's ability to mand for untrained items were conducted throughout conditions. Using a multiple baseline design, results demonstrated that both children improvised by using alternative symbols when the corresponding symbol was unavailable across all symbol categories (colors, shapes, and functions) and that parents can teach their children to use novel pictorial response forms. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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