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ERIC Number: EJ921337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Does Speed Matter? A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Fluency and Discrete Trial Training for Teaching Noun Labels to Children with Autism
Holding, Erica; Bray, Melissa A.; Kehle, Thomas J.
Psychology in the Schools, v48 n2 p166-183 Feb 2011
This study used an alternating-treatment design to compare the efficacy of discrete trial training (DTT) with fluency training (FT) for the acquisition, stimulus generalization, and retention of noun labels in children with autism. Four elementary-age students diagnosed with autism were taught to expressively label nouns using a DTT format and a FT format. A between-treatments comparison of the total number of nouns retained at 6 weeks post intervention was also conducted to compare retention. The results of this study showed that FT was superior to DTT in all of these areas. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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