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dc.contributor.advisorHarvey, A. Celeste
dc.contributor.authorAdriaenssens, Nicole
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-08T15:07:04Z
dc.date.available2019-10-08T15:07:04Z
dc.date.created2019-07
dc.date.issued2019-07
dc.date.submittedJuly 2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11141/2952
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.) - Florida Institute of Technology, 2019.en_US
dc.description.abstractOne of the earliest and most noticeable characteristics of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is impaired eye contact. Difficulty with making eye contact presents concerns for children regarding academic, social, and safety skills—for instance, failing to respond to a teacher calling a child’s name to give instructions, looking at a peer during play, or orienting toward an adult speaker warning the child of a risky situation. Currently published research on increasing responding to name with eye contact has primarily involved separate and combined procedures such as physical prompting, visual prompting, differential reinforcement, and overcorrection. The current study evaluated the effects of an auditory orienting response using a variety of short, non-social sounds within acceptable levels of auditory perception to elicit eye contact. Non-social sounds are those that are made by an inanimate object, such as a phone ringing or a recording of a car horn. When eye contact occurred following presentation of the non-social auditory stimulus, the experimenter used respondent conditioning to pair the presentation of the participant’s name with a highly preferred stimulus. This procedure was used as a supplement to differential reinforcement to increase eye contact in four young children with ASD. Results suggest the current procedure may be an effective way to teach young children with ASD to make eye contact in response to a name call.en_US
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dc.titleUsing an Elicited Orienting Response and Respondent Conditioning to Increase Eye Contact in Response to a Name Call in Children with Autismen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.updated2019-09-17T18:49:59Z
dc.embargo.terms2020-07-01
dc.embargo.lift2020-07-01
thesis.degree.nameMasters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis and Organizational Behavior Managementen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineApplied Behavior Analysis & Organizational Behavior Managementen_US
thesis.degree.departmentBehavior Analysisen_US
thesis.degree.grantorFlorida Institute of Technologyen_US
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