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Token reinforcement of verbal responses controlled by temporally-removed verbal stimuli
The Analysis of Verbal Behavior (2015)
  • Lee L Mason, The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Don Davis, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Alonzo Andrews, University of Texas at San Antonio
Abstract
In the present study we examined the effects of token reinforcement on strengthening the convergent control of immediate and temporally removed verbal stimuli over the verbal behavior of three school-age children with autism who showed specific deficits in intraverbal responding. Throughout the study participants were systematically introduced to a series of visitors to a university-based autism center, and subsequently probed for information about the visitor they had most recently met. Results show that contingent token reinforcement was effective at conditioning the control of temporally removed verbal stimuli.
Keywords
  • intraverbal,
  • token reinforcement,
  • autism spectrum disorder,
  • recall
Publication Date
2015
DOI
10.1007/s40616-015-0032-4
Citation Information
Lee L Mason, Don Davis and Alonzo Andrews. "Token reinforcement of verbal responses controlled by temporally-removed verbal stimuli" The Analysis of Verbal Behavior (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lee-mason/2/