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Project Title

Project Title

Assessment & treatment of problem behavior in transitions between activities

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Dickson, Chata

Description

Description

Young men with autism working on a vocationally relevant task served as participants in two experiments that extended previous research on pausing and escape during signaled transitions between relatively rich and lean schedules of reinforcement. In Experiment 1, pause duration was longer for all participants when the upcoming schedule component was lean. In Experiment 2, each component of a multiple schedule began with an opportunity to emit an escape response. There were two conditions: A) escape from schedule-correlated stimuli (the task continued to be available) and B) escape from the stimuli and the scheduled task, which were again presented following a second response. All participants engaged in some escape responses; duration of escape in Condition B generally mirrored duration pausing for each participant. We encourage practitioners to consider the potential aversive qualities of stimuli in signaled transitions. Presented at CEC-DADD, 2015, ABAI 2015, BABAT 2015, ICEABA 2015.

Funder

Funder

The New England Center for Children

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

1795

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2010

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 6: What Does the Future Hold, Particularly for Adults?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

6O. Not specific to Question 6 objectives

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

Assessment & treatment of problem behavior in transitions between activities | 1750 | 2014 |

 
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