Date of Award

4-2021

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

Odessa Luna

Second Advisor

Michele Traub

Third Advisor

Benjamin 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

generalization, common stimuli, public school, special education, autism, applied behavior analysis

Abstract

The Preschool Life Skills curriculum has been used to teach functional communication, instruction following, friendship skills, and tolerance to typically developing preschoolers. The purpose of this study is to teach three of the curriculum’s skills - following single-step instructions, following multiple-step instructions, and requesting adult assistance to an eight-year-old public-school student with autism. To plan for generalization, common stimuli from the general education setting were used to teach these skills. Throughout the study, the participant’s performance was assessed during observations in the general education classrooms.

Comments/Acknowledgements

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Dr. Odessa Luna for her knowledge, guidance, and mentorship.

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