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Brief Report: Effects of Tact Training on Emergent Intraverbal Vocal Responses in Adolescents with Autism.
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PMID:  22923037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The present study evaluated the emergence of intraverbal responses following tact training with three adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Participants were taught to tact the name of a cartoon character (e.g., "What is the name of this monster?" ["Simon"]) and that character's preferred food (e.g., "What food does this monster eat?" ["Chips"]). Following tact training, test probes revealed the emergence of untrained vocal intraverbals. Specifically, in the absence of pictures, participants stated the name of the character when given the food preference (e.g., "Which monster eats chips?"), and stated the food when given the character name (e.g., "What food does Simon eat?"). The findings are discussed with reference to the growing literature on verbal behavior and derived relational responding.
Authors:
Richard J May; Emma Hawkins; Simon Dymond
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of autism and developmental disorders     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-3432     ISO Abbreviation:  J Autism Dev Disord     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904301     Medline TA:  J Autism Dev Disord     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK, 471864@swansea.ac.uk.
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