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Project Title

Project Title

Evaluating the effects of isolated reinforcers on skill acquisition

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Graff, Richard

Description

Description

This research is designed to evaluate the role of motivating operations on the rate of skill acquisition. Little research has been done on whether or not faster learning occurs when a reinforcer has been isolated for teaching a specific skill. The purpose of the current study is to determine whether deprivation of a preferred item will increase the rate of acquisition when compared to the acquisition rate when an individual has free access to a reinforcer. Preliminary results demonstrated that relative states of deprivation were associated with faster acquisition of simple discriminations. Preliminary findings resented at BABAT 2015.

Funder

Funder

The New England Center for Children

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

5641

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

Evaluating the effects of isolated reinforcers on skill acquisition | 2217 | 2014 |

 
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