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Skateboarding on the spectrum

Skateboarding on the spectrum

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of behavioral skills training (BST) on the skateboarding skills of an 11-year-old male with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). BST was used in a multiple-probe across skills design to teach five target skateboarding...
Forms of error correction

Forms of error correction

Discrete trial instruction (DTI) is a ubiquitous tool used by practitioners in early intervention programs. A common approach to correcting errors during DTI involves providing a single prompt of the target response when a mistake is made (i.e., single-response...
A Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder Teaches Siblings

A Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder Teaches Siblings

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have few common activities with their siblings who do not have ASD, and this can limit their opportunities for social play. In this study, we used a multiple-baseline across skills design to assess the effects of a boy...
Non-Verbal ASD

Non-Verbal ASD

There are few procedures to teach non-vocal children vocal mands. This study evaluated the effects of prompting, fading, and differential reinforcement on eye contact, pointing, vocal approximations, independent requests and immature mands in three children with...
Fathers Implantation

Fathers Implantation

Many families, regardless of their ethnic and cultural background, find it challenging to raise a nonverbal child with autism. Parent-implemented behavioral interventions can contribute to positive behavior change related to joint attention, imitation, and...
Modifying a behavior intervention plan

Modifying a behavior intervention plan

This study explores how modifying a behavior intervention plan according to the teacher/classroom aide’s accepted practices can have a positive effect on the integrity of the treatment. Behavior intervention plans (or BIPs) aim to prevent behavior that gets in the way...