Contriving establishing operations to teach mands for information.

  title={Contriving establishing operations to teach mands for information.},
  author={Mark L. Sundberg and Melisa Loeb and Lisa Hale and Peter Eigenheer},
  journal={The Analysis of verbal behavior},
Many children with autism cannot effectively ask wh- questions to mand for information, even though they may have extensive tact, intraverbal, and receptive language skills. Wh- questions are typically mands because they occur under the control of establishing operations (EOs) and result in specific reinforcement. The current study first investigated a procedure to teach the mand "where?" to children with autism by contriving an EO for the location of a missing item. Following the successful… CONTINUE READING

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