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ERIC Number: EJ869189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0889-9401
The "Silent Dog" Method: Analyzing the Impact of Self-Generated Rules when Teaching Different Computer Chains to Boys with Autism
Arntzen, Erik; Halstadtro, Lill-Beathe; Halstadtro, Monica
Analysis of Verbal Behavior, v25 p51-66 2009
The purpose of the study was to extend the literature on verbal self-regulation by using the "silent dog" method to evaluate the role of verbal regulation over nonverbal behavior in 2 individuals with autism. Participants were required to talk-aloud while performing functional computer tasks.Then the effects of distracters with increasing demands on target behavior were evaluated as well as whether self-talk emitted by Participant 1 could be used to alter Participant 2's performance. Results suggest that participants' tasks seemed to be under control of self-instructions, and the rules generated from Participants 1's self-talk were effective in teaching computer skills to Participant 2. The silent dog method was useful in evaluating the possible role of self-generated rules in teaching computer skills to participants with autism. (Contains 8 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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