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    Establishing contextual control over symmetry and asymmetry performances in typically-developing children and children with autism


    O'Connor, Jennifer and Barnes-Holmes, Yvonne and Barnes-Holmes, Dermot (2011) Establishing contextual control over symmetry and asymmetry performances in typically-developing children and children with autism. The Psychological record, 61 (2). pp. 287-312. ISSN 0033-2933

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    Abstract

    Experiments 1, 2, and 3 investigated generalized contextually controlled symmetry and asymmetry in typically developing children and children with autism. In Experiment 1, eight typically developing children demonstrated the target performances without intervention. In Experiment 2, multiple-exemplar training and the use of familiar stimuli appeared to be effective in establishing the target performances for some of the children with autism. Experiment 3 examined an alternative intervention, based on alternating between correct and incorrect responding, for children with autism who appeared to have even greater difficulties in establishing contextually controlled symmetry and asymmetry. The findings are discussed in the context of the existing literature and interventions for establishing new repertoires in children with developmental disabilities.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: contextual control; symmetry and asymmetry performances; typically-developing children; children with autism;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 4964
    Depositing User: Yvonne Barnes-Holmes
    Date Deposited: 19 May 2014 13:46
    Journal or Publication Title: The Psychological record
    Publisher: Springer Verlag
    Refereed: Yes
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