Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
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.
BF1 .M63 v. 18 no. 1 2012
Cassanelli, Colton; Piskura, Timothy; and Smith, Valerie
"Rate and frequency of demands on children with autism,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 18
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol18/iss1/4