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ERIC Number: EJ889215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Increasing Response Diversity in Children with Autism
Napolitano, Deborah A.; Smith, Tristram; Zarcone, Jennifer R.; Goodkin, Karen; McAdam, David B.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v43 n2 p265-271 Sum 2010
Repetitive and invariant behavior is a diagnostic feature of autism. We implemented a lag reinforcement schedule to increase response diversity for 6 participants with autism aged 6 to 10 years, 4 of whom also received prompting plus additional training. These procedures appeared to increase the variety of building-block structures, demonstrating that an intervention that includes differential reinforcement can increase response diversity for children with an autism spectrum disorder. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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