Culminating Project Title
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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Keywords and Subject Headings
problem solving, verbal behavior, autism, visual imagining
Children diagnosed with ASD may have difficulties responding to novel situations and with problem solving. Current problem solving literature does not address concerns related to generalization of repertoires to novel tasks and does not account for further training should a problem solving strategy result in failure. This study focused on developing problem solving repertoires to account for these limitations. Three children diagnosed with ASD were trained in multiple problem solving strategies (visual scanning, visual imagining, and manding for help) in a multiple probes design. After training, the participants were probed in conditions where the strategy trained failed to produce the necessary responses. The results indicated that two of the three participants were successful with using multiple trained strategies to meet the response requirement. None of the three participants were able to successfully use visual imagining. Future research is needed on developing pre-requisite skills for visual imagining and developing problem solving repertoires.
Montag, Chelsea and Witts, Benjamin, "A Framework for Establishing and Testing Problem-Solving Skills in Young Children Diagnosed with ASD" (2020). Culminating Projects in Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy. 72.