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dc.contributor.authorLepper, Tracy Lynnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-12T18:45:39Z
dc.date.available2014-08-12T18:45:39Z
dc.date.created2014en_US
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifierumi-10522en_US
dc.identifiercat-002174116en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/6049
dc.descriptionTitle from dissertation title page (viewed Aug. 27, 2014).en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Texas Christian University, 2014.en_US
dc.descriptionDepartment of Psychology; advisor, Anna I. Petursdottir.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionText (electronic thesis) in PDF.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn Experiment 1, an adapted alternating treatment design was used to compare the effects of a response-contingent pairing (RCP) and a response-independent pairing (RIP) procedure on the vocalizations of 3 nonverbal boys with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). During RCP, adult-delivered sounds that were either paired with a preferred item (target sounds) or not followed by a programmed consequence (nontarget sounds), were presented contingent on the participant making a button-press response. During RIP, the timing of sound presentations (either target or nontarget) was determined by yoking the interstimulus interval (ISI) to the corresponding ISI in a preceding RCP session. Experiment 2 used a multiple baseline design across behaviors to evaluate the effects of differential reinforcement of target vocalizations while thinning the number of presentations during RCP. Experiments 3a and 3b consisted of functional analyses of pairing-induced speech sounds. All participants' data suggested that RCP had greater effects on target vocalizations than RIP, and that the rate of target sounds induced through RCP could be increased through differential reinforcement while thinning pairings. Results of Studies 3a and 3b indicate that target vocalizations were functioning as requests for 1 of the 3 participants following differential reinforcement.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertation.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAutism in children.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAutistic children Language.en_US
dc.subject.lcshVerbal behavior.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAutistic children Behavior modification Methodology.en_US
dc.titleEffects of response-contingent pairing on vocalizations of nonverbal children with autism [electronic resource] /en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
local.academicunitDepartment of Psychology
local.subjectareaPsychology


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