Culminating Project Title
Effects of Active and Passive Error Correction on Matching Objects-to-Picture Tasks
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Applied Behavior Analysis: M.S.
Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy
School of Health and Human Services
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Error correction research has shown that active student response is more effective in enhancing performance for specific tasks compared to a passive student response. However, specific error correction procedures such as an error statement (e.g., saying "no"), modeling the correct response, and no feedback have shown inconsistent findings due to the idiosyncratic learning nature of individuals. This study compared the effectiveness of an error statement and modeling the correct response with an active and passive student response on a matching object-to-picture task. The results found that there were no differences in the number of sessions to mastery for the exemplars taught in either of the error correction procedures for two of the three participants. This study suggests that error-correction procedures may be individualized to the learner rather than applying the same error-correction method across all children with autism.
Dziedzic, Melissa, "Effects of Active and Passive Error Correction on Matching Objects-to-Picture Tasks" (2015). Culminating Projects in Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy. 7.