Teaching metaphorical extensions of private events through rival-model observation to children with autism
The study evaluated the efficacy of observational learning using the rival-model technique in teaching three children with autism to state metaphorical statements about emotions when provided a picture, as well as to intraverbally state an appropriate emotion when provided a scenario and corresponding metaphorical emotion. The results provide a preliminary evaluation of how an observational teaching strategy may be effective in teaching children with autism to correctly tact emotions when given metaphors.
autism, discrete trial training, emotional behavior, PEAK Relational Training System, private events
Dixon, Mark R., Jordan Belisle, Bridget E. Munoz, Caleb R. Stanley, and Kyle E. Rowsey. "Teaching metaphorical extensions of private events through rival‐model observation to children with autism." Journal of applied behavior analysis 50, no. 4 (2017): 744-749.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis