The effects of a feedback package on the facial orientation of a young girl with autism during restricted and free operant conditions

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A multiple baseline design across activities and people was used to assess the effectiveness of a feedback package on the facial orientation of a young girl with autism. During baseline, observations indicated low rates of facial orientation and high rates of gaze avoidance during conversation (restricted operant) and play (free operant) conditions. After treatment, facial orientation rates increased and gaze avoidance rates decreased to levels similar to typically-developing peers and maintained at one month follow up. These results suggest that the feedback package was effective in producing durable facial orientation across different environments and people. Possible interpretations, strengths, and limitations are discussed.

Creator(s): Jacobs, Wendy Lynn
Creation Date: August 2000
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: August 2000
  • Digitized: July 6, 2007
Description:

A multiple baseline design across activities and people was used to assess the effectiveness of a feedback package on the facial orientation of a young girl with autism. During baseline, observations indicated low rates of facial orientation and high rates of gaze avoidance during conversation (restricted operant) and play (free operant) conditions. After treatment, facial orientation rates increased and gaze avoidance rates decreased to levels similar to typically-developing peers and maintained at one month follow up. These results suggest that the feedback package was effective in producing durable facial orientation across different environments and people. Possible interpretations, strengths, and limitations are discussed.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Behavior Analysis
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Keyword(s): autism | feedback
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 47365425 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc2638
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Jacobs, Wendy Lynn
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