Teaching foundational perspective-taking skills to children with autism using the PEAK-T curriculum: single-reversal “I–You” deictic frames
We taught basic perspective-taking tasks to 3 children with autism and evaluated their ability to derive mutually entailed single-reversal deictic relations of those newly established perspective-taking skills. Furthermore, we examined the possibility of transfers of perspective-taking function to novel untrained stimuli. The methods were taken from the PEAK-T training curriculum, and results yielded positive gains for all 3 children to learn basic perspective taking as well as for 2 of the 3 to derive untrained single-reversal I relations following direct training of single-reversal You relations. All participants demonstrated a transfer of stimulus function to untrained stimuli after the single-reversal deictic relations had been mastered.
autism, PEAK, perspective taking, relational frame theory
Belisle, Jordan, Mark R. Dixon, Caleb R. Stanley, Bridget Munoz, and Jacob H. Daar. "Teaching foundational perspective‐taking skills to children with autism using the PEAK‐T curriculum: single‐reversal “I–You” deictic frames." Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 49, no. 4 (2016): 965-969.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis