Teaching mands for information using ‘when’ to children with autism

Robin K. Landa, Bethany Hansen, M. Alice Shillingsburg

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Abstract

Previous research has evaluated contrived motivating operations to teach mands for information. However, literature evaluating acquisition of the mand when? is comparatively limited. As an extension of Shillingsburg, Bowen, Valentino, & Pierce (2014), we taught three children with autism to engage in mands for information using when under alternating conditions in which a contrived establishing operation was present (EOP) or absent (EOA). Following training with a constant prompt delay, all participants acquired the mand for information and demonstrated correct use of the provided information and a decrease in inappropriate attempts to access restricted items.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)538-551
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

Keywords

  • autism
  • establishing operations
  • mands for information
  • requesting when
  • verbal behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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