The Effects of a Feedback Package on the Facial Orientation of a Young Girl with Autism During Restricted and Free Operant Conditions Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title The Effects of a Feedback Package on the Facial Orientation of a Young Girl with Autism During Restricted and Free Operant Conditions

Creator

  • Author: Jacobs, Wendy Lynn
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Ala'i-Rosales, Shahla
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Smith, Richard
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Rosales-Ruiz, Jesus
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2000-08

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content 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.

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Autism in children -- Treatment.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Feedback (Psychology)
  • Keyword: autism
  • Keyword: feedback

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Jacobs, Wendy Lynn
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 47365425
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc2638

Degree

  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Behavior Analysis
  • Academic Department: School of Community Service
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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