Date of Award

6-2017

Culminating Project Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Applied Behavior Analysis: M.S.

Department

Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy

College

School of Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Kimberly A. Schulze

Second Advisor

Eric H. Rudrud

Creative Commons License

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Teaching Interaction, social skills, generalization, Autism Spectrum Disorder, group, school

Abstract

Impairment in social behavior is one of the core diagnostic features of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Also, the previous research displayed limited success with generalization of social skills from training setting. Teaching Interaction procedure (Leaf et al., 2009) is used to teach social skills to students with ASD. This study examines the effectiveness of a group Teaching Interaction procedure to teach social skills to four participants with ASD in a school setting. The programmed generalization procedure (Kassardjian et al., 2013) was used to transfer the trained skills into the participants’ regular classroom.

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