Increasing the mand repertoire of children with autism through the use of an interrupted chain procedure.

  title={Increasing the mand repertoire of children with autism through the use of an interrupted chain procedure.},
  author={Kristin M. Albert and Vincent J. Carbone and Danielle D Murray and Margaret Hagerty and Emily J Sweeney-Kerwin},
  journal={Behavior analysis in practice},
  volume={5 2},
Mand training is an essential component of verbal behavior training for any individual who lacks this skill. The current study replicates and extends, with some procedural differences, the work of Hall and Sundberg (1987) by using an interrupted chain procedure to teach mands for missing items to children with autism. The participants were 3 children with autism, ranging between 5 and 8 years of age, who would regularly mand for a wide variety of reinforcers when they were present but would… CONTINUE READING

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