The Effects of Rehearsal Training on Delayed Three-Step Selection-Based Responding

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hurleykt, “The Effects of Rehearsal Training on Delayed Three-Step Selection-Based Responding,” Scholar@Simmons, accessed December 7, 2019, https://beatleyweb.simmons.edu/scholar/items/show/363.

Title

The Effects of Rehearsal Training on Delayed Three-Step Selection-Based Responding

Creator

Hurley, Kelly

Date

2019

Description

Five participants with autism were taught to engage in a rehearsal response prior to emitting a three-step selection based response following a 10-second delay. Participants were first taught to tact stimuli or select a single stimulus upon hearing the directive presented by the experimenter (e.g., “Give compass”) from a scattered array of 12 stimuli. Upon mastery of the tact or selection response, probes were then conducted to see if the participants could emit a three-step selection-based response with the imposed delay. Next, participants were taught to engage in a rehearsal response during the delay interval. After rehearsal training sessions, particpants were then taught to tact a novel set of stimuli. Results indicated that accuracy for the three-step selection response improved for 4 out of 5 participants when the directive was rehearsed across the delay interval during training, generalization, and maintenance phases. Additionally, a high level of correspondence was observed between what was rehearsed and what was selected by the participants. The efficiency and applicability of this procedure when teaching students with autism to engage in multi-step responses is also considered

Subject

joint control, tact training, listener behavior, rehearsal response

Publisher

Simmons University (Boston, Mass.)

Format

1 PDF (88 Pages)

Language

English

Type

Doctoral Dissertations

PhD Collections

Behavioral Analysis, PhD