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- Main Title Shall We Dance? Teaching Parents the Communication Dance to Enhance Generalized Communication in Their Children
Author: Baker, Jacqueline R.Creator Type: Personal
Chair: Rosales, Shahla Ala’iContributor Type: PersonalContributor Info: Major Professor
Chair: Cihon, TraciContributor Type: Personal
Chair: Rosales-Ruiz, JesusContributor Type: Personal
Name: University of North TexasPlace of Publication: Denton, TexasAdditional Info: www.unt.edu
- Creation: 2014-05
- 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.
- Keyword: Autism
- Keyword: parent training
- Keyword: mand training
Name: UNT Theses and DissertationsCode: UNTETD
Name: UNT LibrariesCode: UNT
- 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.
- Thesis or Dissertation
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc500157
- 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