Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis
autism, derived relational responding, generalized operant, peak, stimulus equivalence
Applied Behavior Analysis
The present study examined Promoting the Emergence of Advanced Knowledge Relational Training System; Equivalence (PEAK-E) and Transformation’s (PEAK-T) effect on a participant with ASD’s derived relational responding, intelligence scores (WPPSI-IV; Weschler 2012), and the deceleration coefficient. One participant with ASD was given 10 weeks of PEAK-E and PEAK-T treatment for four hours a week, along with probes throughout the study for IQ scores and deceleration coefficient scores. The data indicated a significant relationship between PEAK-E and PEAK-T treatment and IQ scores, as well as a relationship between PEAK scores and a participant’s deceleration coefficient. This indicated that PEAK-E and PEAK-T treatment is a reliable and valid treatment for individuals with ASD.
© Lindsey Schneider
Schneider, Lindsey, "Effects of Peak Equivalence and Transformation Treatment on Derived Relational Responding as a Generalized Operant and IQ" (2020). MSU Graduate Theses. 3478.