Attention training: the use of overcorrection avoidance to increase the eye contact of autistic and retarded children.

@article{Foxx1977AttentionTT,
  title={Attention training: the use of overcorrection avoidance to increase the eye contact of autistic and retarded children.},
  author={Richard M. Foxx},
  journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis},
  year={1977},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={489-99}
}
A crucial first step in teaching and training the retarded and autistic is to develop and maintain eye contact with the therapist. Functional movement training (an overcorrection procedure) plus edibles and praise were compared with edibles and praise alone as a method of developing eye contact in three such children. In both conditions, the child was given food and praise when eye contact occurred within 5 sec of the therapist's verbal prompt: "Look at me." Functional movement training… CONTINUE READING

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