Date of Graduation

Spring 2020

Degree

Master of Science in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Committee Chair

Jordan Belisle

Keywords

autism, derived relational responding, match to sample, PEAK, RASC, stimulus pairing observation procedure

Subject Categories

Applied Behavior Analysis | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to evaluate correlations between PEAK Equivalence and Transformation assessment scores to Intelligence Quotient (IQ) scores in children with autism. An assessment called the Relational Acquisition of Skills in Children with autism (RASC) was created as a pilot test. This method was used to test relational responding in young children with autism. The scores of this assessment were correlated with scores obtained using PEAK Equivalence and Transformation assessments and IQ. It was found that PEAK Equivalence and Transformation assessments had a strong positive correlation with IQ. No significant relationship between the Relational Acquisition of Skills in Children with autism and the PEAK Equivalence and Transformation assessments or IQ was found.

Copyright

© Hannah L. Wallace

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