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Sellers, Tyra P.; Kelley, Kristen; Higbee, Thomas S.; Wolfe, Katie – Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 2016
Young children with autism may fail to mand using a range of frames (e.g., "I want," "May I have," "Please give me"). We examined the effects of simultaneous script training and script fading on acquisition and maintenance of varied mand frames with six preschool children with autism. For participants who did not…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Autism, Young Children, Training
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Ferreri, Summer J.; Plavnick, Joshua B. – Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 2011
Many children with severe developmental disabilities emit idiosyncratic gestures that may function as verbal operants (Sigafoos et al., 2000). This study examined the effectiveness of a functional analysis methodology to identify the variables responsible for gestures emitted by 2 young children with severe developmental disabilities. Potential…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities, Young Children, Nonverbal Communication