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Project Title

Project Title

Teaching a generalized repertoire of helping

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Dickson, Chata

Description

Description

The present study is a systematic replication and extension of Reeve, Reeve, Townsend, and Poulson (2007). Video modeling, prompt fading, and differential reinforcement were used to teach two adolescent girls with ASDs to help others. We identified 5 types of tasks, each with 5 variants (25 in total), and trained participants to help others in a subset of these tasks. Following training, we conducted generalization probes across settings, individuals, task types (response generalization) and task variants (stimulus generalization). Participant 1 responded correctly in 18 of 25 probe trials, exhibiting stimulus generalization, and generalization across settings and individuals, but not response generalization. Participant 2 responded correctly in 34 of 34 probe trials, exhibiting all forms of generalization probed. High accuracy in probe trials demonstrated that a complex social repertoire, such as helping others, can be taught to individuals with ASDs. Presented at APBA 2016, BABAT 2016.

Funder

Funder

The New England Center for Children

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

1795

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2014-2016

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4SC. Test safety and efficacy of at least five widely used interventions (e.g., nutrition, medications, assisted technologies, sensory integration, medical procedures) that have not been rigorously studied for use in ASD by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $27,800,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

No link available.

Institution

Institution

New England Center for Children (NECC)

State/Country

State/Country

Massachusetts

Project Number

Project Number

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Teaching a generalized repertoire of helping | 1750 | 2014 |

 
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