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Optimizing discrete-trial procedures for ASD children  

The researchers investigate whether there are desirable alternatives to repetitive, trial-by-trial procedure structures employed in virtually all discrete-trial procedures. Alternatives proposed in this study alter the basic concept of a "trial," expanding it to include structurally more complex sequences of behavior. Should the researchers' hypotheses prove correct, the project could have substantial impact on laboratory practices and clinical applications in areas such as behavior therapy, augmentative/alternative communication, preacademic readiness training, and the neuroscience of behavior.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $177,625.00
Project Number R21HD052947-02
Principal Investigator McIlvane, William
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective 4O. Not specific to Question 4 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Massachusetts Medical School
State/Country Massachusetts
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