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The role of response delay in improving in the discrimination performance or autistic children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7118756     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study investigated the influence of a response delay requirement on the discrimination performance of autistic children. In the context of a multiple baseline design with subsequent repeated reversals, two conditions were compared: a no-response-delay condition, where the child was allowed to make the target response immediately after presentation of the discriminative stimulus versus a response-delay condition, where the target response was permitted three seconds following the discriminative stimulus when the therapist would signal the child to respond. The results showed that the response-delay condition produced higher levels of correct responding than the no-response-delay condition. In addition, teachers in the research setting rated the response-delay procedure to be a practical and effective teaching technique that could be implemented in a classroom setting. The results were discussed in relation to the literature on impulsivity, and were interpreted as indicating that the response-delay procedure provides a valuable technique for teaching autistic children.
K Dyer; W P Christian; S C Luce
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied behavior analysis     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0021-8855     ISO Abbreviation:  J Appl Behav Anal     Publication Date:  1982  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-02     Completed Date:  1982-12-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0174763     Medline TA:  J Appl Behav Anal     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Autistic Disorder / psychology*,  therapy
Discrimination Learning*
Form Perception
Functional Laterality
Reaction Time*

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