A functional analysis of verbal behavior in children with developmental disabilitiesAnnual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis
Document TypeConference Presentation
OrganizationAssociation for Behavior Analysis
Conference DatesMay 23-27, 2008
Date of Presentation5-24-2008
AbstractTwo 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 InformationErica 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)
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