INCREASING RESPONSE VARIABILITY OF MAND FRAMES WITH SCRIPT TRAINING AND EXTINCTION

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  • This study is based on a dissertation submitted by the first author, under the direction of the second author, to the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the PhD degree.

Address correspondence to Thomas S. Higbee, Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation, Utah State University, 2865 Old Main Hill, Logan, Utah 84322 (e-mail: tom.higbee@usu.edu).

Abstract

We examined the effects of script training and extinction on response variability of mand frames used by children with autism. Results demonstrated that extinction following script training was effective for increasing variability for 2 of the 3 participants.

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