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ERIC Number: EJ859323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Establishing Derived Textual Control in Activity Schedules with Children with Autism
Miguel, Caio F.; Yang, Heejean G.; Finn, Heather E.; Ahearn, William H.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v42 n3 p703-709 Fall 2009
Activity schedules are often used to facilitate task engagement and transition for children with autism. This study evaluated whether conditional discrimination training would serve to transfer the control from activity-schedule pictures to printed words (i.e., derived textual control). Two preschoolers with autism were taught to select pictures and printed words given their dictated names. Following training, participants could respond to printed words by completing the depicted task, match printed words to pictures, and read printed words without explicit training (i.e., emergent relations). (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A