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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

18

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 18-25

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2012

Abstract

Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) intervention seeks to improve deficits in children with autism by providing multiple planned opportunities for learners to develop and practice skills that are useful to them, and are effective alternatives to less acceptable behaviors. Throughout a given day, teachers give instruction to children. While the rate and frequency of these instructions occur in high numbers, there is little literature on just how often they occur. This project sought to find out the frequency of demands in one-hour increments for ten children in a behavior analytic school setting, and to test for differences between male and female students. Demands were tallied for any directive that was presented to the individual in which evokes a response. Results implicated that students averaged 173.47 demands per hour. These results indicate that a high number of demands are needed to keep the students engaged and maximize their learning opportunities.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Keyword

Autism; Discrete Trials Training; Children; Demands

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

8 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 18 no. 1 2012

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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