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Presentation
A functional analysis of verbal behavior in children with developmental disabilities
Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Erica Severston, Florida Institute of Technology
  • Matthew P. Normand, University of the Pacific
  • Gracie Beavers, Florida Institute of Technology
Document Type
Conference Presentation
Department
Psychology
Organization
Association for Behavior Analysis
Location
Chicago, IL
Conference Dates
May 23-27, 2008
Date of Presentation
5-24-2008
Abstract
Two verbal operants (a mand and a tact) were taught to two young children with a developmental disability. The operants were taught systematically by providing a reinforcer contingent on correct responding. These operants were then assessed using a functional analysis similar to that of Lerman et al. (2005). Data yielded results affirming the validity of this assessment tool for identifying the function of language.
Citation Information
Erica Severston, Matthew P. Normand and Gracie Beavers. "A functional analysis of verbal behavior in children with developmental disabilities" Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/matthew-normand/38/