Shall We Dance? Teaching Parents the Communication Dance to Enhance Generalized Communication in Their Children Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Shall We Dance? Teaching Parents the Communication Dance to Enhance Generalized Communication in Their Children

Creator

  • Author: Baker, Jacqueline R.
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Rosales, Shahla Ala’i
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Chair: Cihon, Traci
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Chair: Rosales-Ruiz, Jesus
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
    Additional Info: www.unt.edu

Date

  • Creation: 2014-05

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Children diagnosed with autism exhibit deficits in communication that impact their ability to control their immediate environment. Recent research on mand training has been criticized for producing a limited number of mand topographies over a long span of time with limited generalization to novel environments. There is a body of research, however, that successfully establishes larger repertoires. Training parents as change agents may mediate generalization by teaching under naturally maintaining contingencies. Additional effects of parent training may reduce parent reports of stress, increase favorable quality of parent-child interactions, and increase reports of parental self-efficacy. The current study evaluated the effects of a generalized training framework to teach parents how to target generalized mands and expand their child’s communicative topographies. The effects of the training were evaluated using a non-concurrent multiple baseline across participants and skills. Results indicated that parents were able to effectively teach their child to mand for a variety of items and events and to substantially increase the number of different mand topographies and expand the topographies the child emitted. Parents were observed to have higher overall confidence and lower overall stress following intervention. The current study builds on previous research on generalized teaching strategies for parents that are effective in teaching a variety of responses to the child.

Subject

  • Keyword: Autism
  • Keyword: parent training
  • Keyword: mand training

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights Holder: Baker, Jacqueline R.
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights Reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc500157

Degree

  • Academic Department: Department of Behavior Analysis
  • Degree Discipline: Behavior Analysis
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas
  • Degree Publication Type: thesi

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