Date of Award


Culminating Project Type


Degree Name

Applied Behavior Analysis: M.S.


Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy


School of Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Kimberly Schulze

Second Advisor

Ben Witts

Creative Commons License

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

Keywords and Subject Headings

iPad, Autism, Receptive Skills, Traditional Materials


The use of the iPad has become a popular intervention tool in many intervention programs. Although the iPad can be found in most intervention programs and classrooms, little research exists on the effectiveness of the iPad as a teaching and intervention accessory. The purpose of this study was to compare the acquisition rate of receptive labels with the iPad and traditional materials. The results indicated that traditional condition was more efficient for learning receptive labels. Not only did the traditional condition result in fewer trials to criteria, overall response errors were lower during the traditional condition then the iPad condition.


I would like to express my gratitude to my advisor Dr. Kim Schulze. Your support, guidance, and advice helped shape this project into its final form. Your encouragement and expertise were greatly appreciated.

I would also like to express my appreciation to my committee member Dr. Ben Witts. Thank you for your insight and guidance with this project.



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