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ERIC Number: EJ941704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
A Parametric Analysis of Errors of Commission during Discrete-Trial Training
DiGennaro Reed, Florence D.; Reed, Derek D.; Baez, Cynthia N.; Maguire, Helena
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v44 n3 p611-615 Fall 2011
We investigated the effects of systematic changes in levels of treatment integrity by altering errors of commission during error-correction procedures as part of discrete-trial training. We taught 3 students with autism receptive nonsense shapes under 3 treatment integrity conditions (0%, 50%, or 100% errors of commission). Participants exhibited higher levels of performance during perfect implementation (0% errors). For 2 of the 3 participants, performance was low and showed no differentiation in the remaining conditions. Findings suggest that 50% commission errors may be as detrimental as 100% commission errors on teaching outcomes. (Contains 1 figure and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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