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The effects of reinforcement magnitude on skill acquisition for children with autism

Paden, Amber R. ; Kodak, Tiffany

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, December 2015, Vol.48(4), pp.924-929 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    The effects of reinforcement magnitude on skill acquisition for children with autism
  • Author/Creator: Paden, Amber R. ; Kodak, Tiffany
  • Subjects: Autism Spectrum Disorder ; Discrete‐Trial Training ; Reinforcement Magnitude ; Skill Acquisition
  • Is Part Of: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, December 2015, Vol.48(4), pp.924-929
  • Description: We examined the effects of reinforcement magnitude on skill acquisition during discrete-trial training. After conducting a magnitude preference assessment, we compared acquisition during conditions with large and small magnitudes of edible reinforcement to a praise-only condition. Although all participants showed a preference for the large-magnitude reinforcer, preference did not predict the magnitude that produced the fastest skill acquisition. Key words: autism spectrum disorder, discrete-trial training, reinforcement magnitude, skill acquisition doi: 10.1002/jaba.239
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0021-8855 ; E-ISSN: 1938-3703 ; DOI: 10.1002/jaba.239