The effects of directive and nondirective prompts on noncompliant vocal behavior exhibited by a child with autism

Robert T. Peyton, Steven E. Lindauer, David M. Richman

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Abstract

Results of an analogue functional analysis indicated that noncompliant vocal behavior exhibited by a young girl with autism was maintained by negative reinforcement. Follow-up analyses suggested that the immediate escape contingency assessed in the demand condition did not appear to maintain the behavior. Instead, noncompliant vocal behavior occurred in response to directive prompts. Nondirective prompts reduced noncompliant vocal behavior to near zero.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages251-255
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

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Keywords

  • Autism
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Functional analysis
  • Instructions
  • Nondirective prompts
  • Vocal behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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The effects of directive and nondirective prompts on noncompliant vocal behavior exhibited by a child with autism. / Peyton, Robert T.; Lindauer, Steven E.; Richman, David M.

In: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2005, p. 251-255.

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