Skip to content
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC)
Autism Research Database
Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC)
 
Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Establishing within-session response diversity and generalization in an autistic population

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Sassi, Jess

Description

Description

This study evaluated the effects of a lag reinforcement schedule, a type of contingency that requires some variation in responding to obtain reinforcement. Participants included two students that exhibited a strong invariant pattern of behavior during self-care routines. The lag reinforcement schedule, along with prompting and modeling, was implemented across several leisure tasks and generalization to the leisure routines was assessed. Results showed that the intervention was succesful in producing varied responding but generalization to the self-care routines was not observed; however, treatment was successful in producing varied responding during self-care tasks during a subsequent phase. Data presented at ABAI 2014 & BABAT 2014.

Funder

Funder

The New England Center for Children

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

1143

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2013-2014

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 5LD. Evaluate at least two strategies or programs to increase the health and safety of people with ASD that simultaneously consider principles of self-determination and personal autonomy by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $2,000,000 over 2 years.

Project Link

Project Link

No link available.

Institution

Institution

New England Center for Children

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

N/A

 
Back to Top