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Using the picture exchange communication system (PECS) with children with autism: assessment of PECS acquisition, speech, social-communicative behavior, and problem behavior.
The picture exchange communication system (PECS) is an augmentative communication system frequently used with children with autism (Bondy & Frost, 1994; Siegel, 2000; Yamall, 2000). Despite itsExpand
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Use of Technology in Interventions for Children with Autism
A growing number of studies have investigated diverse applications of technology-based interventions with children with autism. The purpose of this paper is to review the growing empirical supportExpand
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Using video modeling and reinforcement to teach perspective-taking skills to children with autism.
We evaluated video modeling and reinforcement for teaching perspective-taking skills to 3 children with autism using a multiple baseline design. Video modeling and reinforcement were effective;Expand
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Effectiveness of functional communication training with and without extinction and punishment: a summary of 21 inpatient cases.
Functional communication training (FCT) is a frequently used treatment for reducing problem behavior exhibited by individuals with developmental disabilities. Once the operant function of problemExpand
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Treatment of pica through multiple analyses of its reinforcing functions.
We conducted functional analyses of the pica of 3 participants. The pica of 1 participant appeared to be maintained by automatic reinforcement; that of the other 2 participants appeared to beExpand
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Empirical Applications of Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior with Humans
In Verbal behavior, Skinner (1957) provided a conceptual framework and taxonomy for the controlling variables of language that defined independent verbal operants by their functional relations toExpand
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Behavioral aspects of chronic illness in children and adolescents.
Despite the detail that is provided on the potential negative outcomes of children and families who have chronic illnesses, most of these families show admirable resilience. Most children adjust toExpand
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Behavioral Language Interventions for Children with Autism: Comparing Applied Verbal Behavior and Naturalistic Teaching Approaches
Several important behavioral intervention models have been developed for teaching language to children with autism and two are compared in this paper. Professionals adhering to Skinner’sExpand
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Teaching Intraverbal Behavior to Children with Autism.
Abstract Skinner's conceptual analysis of language has influenced one model of early and intensive behavioral intervention with children, which incorporates verbal operants including mands, tacts,Expand
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Teaching abduction-prevention skills to children with autism.
Three children with autism were taught abduction-prevention skills using behavioral skills training with in situ feedback. All children acquired the skills, which were maintained at a 1-monthExpand
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