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Using a Multiple Baseline Design to Demonstrate Efficacy of Using Behavior Therapy to Teach Children Vocal Imitation
The number of autism diagnoses has increased dramatically in the past decade Association for Science in Autism Treatment). One type of therapy that has demonstrated treatment efficacy for children with autism is behavioral ...
Is Ending Training Sessions with a Correct Trial a Strong Predictor of Subsequent Trial Success?
The basic operant conditioning paradigm states that behavior is followed by consequences and when these consequences are reinforcing, the likelihood of the behavior occurring again increases. Animal trainers have been in ...
Comparing the Effects of Separate and Mixed Trials When Teaching Multiple Skills to Canines
Previous research found that teaching one sill to mastery before introducing another skill resulted in faster skill acquisition compared to multiple skills in a mixed fashion. No known research has addressed whether ...
The Effects of Creatine Monohydrate on 1–RM Bench Press
(Department of Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 2006)
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Shaping Versus Percentile Shaping for Canine Skill Acquisition.
Shaping has been defined as the differential reinforcement of a series of successive approximations to a target behavior. To solve the issue of lack of precision and consistency, past research has used percentile shaping, ...
Generalization of the Behavior Sit in Canines to Novel Trainers
Generalization, in the context of training dogs, refers to a command controlling a behavior in novel environments or when given by a novel person (Mills, 2005). Stokes and Baer (1977) claim that generalization does not ...
Investigating the Step Size in a Progressive-Ratio Schedule of Reinforcement for Young Children with Autism.
Therapists who provide behavioral therapy to young children with autism need to identify preferred items in order to potentially use the items as reinforcers in a therapy session. The current study examined the differences ...
Use of Modified Change Over Delay Procedure to Decrease Scrolled Responses by a Child with Autism
The term scrolling has been used by Sundberg (2008) to describe the behavior of a child emitting multiple incorrect verbal responses to a single stimulus. Sundberg noted that incorrect responses emitted are not random, ...
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Prompting Ration Procedures for Canine Skill Acquistion
Prompts are commonly utilized to teach canines novel skills during canine obedience training with the goal of having control of the desired behavior transferred from the prompt to a vocal command. Over prompting or fading ...
The Stability of Preferences for Tangible Items in Children Diagnosed with Autism.
Results of previous literature suggest that stability of preferences for tangible items varies across individuals. Few studies have examined preference stability for young children with autism. This study extends the ...