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ERIC Number: EJ937613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1539-4352
The Importance of Fluency Outcomes in Learners with Autism
Weiss, Mary Jane; Pearson, Nicole; Foley, Kristin; Pahl, Sara
Behavior Analyst Today, v11 n4 p245-252 2010
Many learners with autism exhibit fluency deficits that manifest in several ways including laborious motor responses, long response durations and long latencies in responding. Such deficits can result in poor learning and social outcomes. This article discusses the application of rate-building instruction and key fluency concepts to remediate such deficits and achieve fluency outcomes in learners with autism. While these outcomes appear achievable in theory, more rigorous, empirically-based research is needed to validate them.
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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