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Project Title

Project Title

Preference for precommitment choice in children with autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Dickson, Chata

Description

Description

Self-control and impulsivity have been studied in persons with ASDs using concurrent-chain schedules of reinforcement in which one type of responding leads to the immediate presentation of a small reward, while another type of responding leads to a delay followed by the presentation of a larger quantity of a reward. The larger, delayed option is described as the self-control choice, and the smaller, immediate option is described as the impulsive choice. The purpose of this study was to evaluate effects on self-control choice of increasing slightly the delay to the small reward.

Funder

Funder

The New England Center for Children

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

1795

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2014

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

Preference for precommitment choice in children with autism | 1750 | 2014 |

 
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