Infant sign training and functional analysis.Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (2011)
We taught manual signs to typically developing infants using a reversal design and caregiver-nominated stimuli. We delivered the stimuli on a time-based schedule during baseline. During the intervention, we used progressive prompting and reinforcement, described by Thompson et al. (2004, 2007), to establish mands. Following sign training, we conducted functional analyses and verified that the signs functioned as mands. These results provide preliminary validation for the verbal behavior functional analysis methodology and further evidence of the functional independence of verbal operants.
- sign language,
- functional analysis,
- verbal behavior
Publication DateJune 1, 2011
Citation InformationMatthew P. Normand, Mychal A. Machado, Kristin M. Hustyi and Allison J. Morley. "Infant sign training and functional analysis." Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis Vol. 44 Iss. 2 (2011) p. 305 - 314 ISSN: 0021-8855
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