The relationship of instructional prompts to rate of task completion and stereotypy was studied in one adolescent student with autism and high-frequency stereotypic behavior. Using an ABAB design, one experiment was conducted which systematically examined the role of prompts on (a) task completion and (b) time engaged in stereotyped behavior. Results suggested that prompts had little effect on the rate of task completion across sessions but did reduce time spent in stereotypies. These results are discussed in relation to stereotypies and implications for intervention and instruction.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry|
|State||Published - Dec 1994|