Evaluation and training of yes-no responding across verbal operants.

  title={Evaluation and training of yes-no responding across verbal operants.},
  author={M. Alice Shillingsburg and Michael J. Kelley and Henry S. Roane and April N Kisamore and Melissa R Brown},
  journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis},
  volume={42 2},
Topographically similar verbal responses may be functionally independent forms of operant behavior. For example, saying yes or no may have different functions based on the environmental conditions in effect. The present study extends previous research on both the assessment and acquisition of yes and no responses across contexts in children with language deficits and further examined the functional independence of topographically similar responses. All participants in the present study acquired… CONTINUE READING