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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Reichow, Brian Richard
URN etd-06192008-095741
Title Comparison of Progressive Time Delay with Instructive Feedback and Progressive Time Delay without Instructive Feedback for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Degree PhD
Department Special Education
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Mark Wolery Committee Chair
Ann Kaiser Committee Member
Craig Kennedy Committee Member
Patricia Snyder Committee Member
  • response prompting
  • autism
  • early intervention
Date of Defense 2008-04-17
Availability unrestricted
The present study examined the effectiveness and efficiency of two instructional arrangements using the progressive time delay (PTD) procedure with 5 young children with autism. An adapted alternating treatment design was used to compare PTD with instructive feedback (IF) after the consequent event of correct responses and PTD without IF. The results suggest (a) children with autism can learn when PTD is used and IF is included after the consequent event of correct responses, (b) IF can be an effective method of instruction for children with autism, and (c) the combination of PTD and IF increases the efficiency of learning. These results are discussed within the constraints and limitations of the data and areas for future research are recommended.
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