Teaching “Then-Later” and “Here-There” Relations to Children with Autism: an Evaluation of Single Reversals and Transformation of Stimulus Function
The present study demonstrates the utility of relational training for teaching Then-Later and Here-There deictic relations for two children with autism. Mutually entailed single-reversal relations, transfers of stimulus function, and transformations of stimulus function were also evaluated for each participant. The methods were adapted from the PEAK-T curriculum. Results for both participants support the utility of relational training for teaching children with autism basic perspective-taking skills. Both participants were able to generalize the perspective-taking skills to novel sets of stimuli, and demonstrate mutually entailed responding during single-reversal tasks. Both participants were also able to demonstrate transformations of stimulus function for both Then-Later and Here-There deictic relations.
Barron, Becky F., Leah Verkuylen, Jordan Belisle, Dana Paliliunas, and Mark R. Dixon. "Teaching “then-later” and “here-there” relations to children with autism: An evaluation of single reversals and transformation of stimulus function." Behavior Analysis in Practice 12, no. 1 (2019): 167-175.
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