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Teaching mands for actions to children with autism spectrum disorder using systematic instruction, behavior chain interruption, and a speech-generating device

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TitleTeaching mands for actions to children with autism spectrum disorder using systematic instruction, behavior chain interruption, and a speech-generating device
Publication TypeJournal Article
AbstractObjective: Evaluate the use of procedures to teach three nonvocal children with autism spectrum disorder to use a speech-generating device to mand for actions. Method: A multiple probe across participants design was used to evaluate the effectiveness systematic instruction and the use of a behavior chain interruption. Results: All three participants acquired the target mand. However, generalization to an untrained item only occurred for one participant. Conclusion: Results suggest that mands for actions expressed with a speech-generating device can be taught to children with autism spectrum disorder using systematic instruction and behavior chain interruption strategies.
AuthorsCarnett, A., Bravo A., and Waddington H.
Year of Publication2017
PublicationInternational Journal of Developmental Disabilities
Volumeon-line
ISSN2047-3869 (print) 2047-3869 (online)
Publisher DOIhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/20473869.2017.1412561
Keywords (MeSH)autism spectrum disorder, children, communication aids for disabled, education, language development