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dc.contributor.advisorPetursdottir, Anna I.
dc.contributor.authorLepper, Tracy Lynnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:48:38Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:48:38Z
dc.date.created2012en_US
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifierUMI thesisen_US
dc.identifieretd-04262012-105502en_US
dc.identifierumi-10290en_US
dc.identifiercat-001815879en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4410
dc.description.abstractThis study sought to compare the effectiveness of a stimulus-stimulus pairing procedure (SSP) and an operant discrimination training (ODT) procedure on increasing target vocalizations of 3 boys with autism, and identify individual preference for each procedure. During SSP, auditory stimuli were presented in a manner that reliably predicted the delivery of a preferred stimulus. During ODT, auditory stimuli were presented in a manner that signaled the availability of reinforcement for engaging in an arbitrarily selected response. A control condition was also included that involved presenting auditory stimuli explicitly unpaired with the delivery of the preferred item. The procedure preference evaluation consisted of a concurrent operants selection procedure. Results indicate that both procedures were effective for increasing the target vocalizations in 5 out of 6 cases, and that all participants preferred ODT to SSP.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTCU Master Thesisen_US
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dc.titleA comparison of operant discrimination training and stimulus-stimulus pairing procedures to increase vocalizations of children with autismen_US
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etd.degree.departmentDepartment of Psychology
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.collegeCollege of Science and Engineering
local.departmentPsychology
local.academicunitDepartment of Psychology
dc.type.genreThesis
local.subjectareaPsychology
etd.degree.nameMaster of Science


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