ASD Social: Clinical Applications IV

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Techniques from recent research

Teach across multiple exemplars

  • Use multiple exemplars, such as novel stimuli for each trial (i.e., Welsh, et al., 2019)
  • Plan to test for generalization throughout training not just at the end (i.e., Wichnick-Gillis et al., 2019)
  • Use a variety of response options (i.e., Grob et al., 2019)
  • Conduct social validity observations of same-age peers to ensure techniques and prompts are acceptable to the generalized population (i.e., Peters & Thompson, 2015; observed same-age peers in order to determine the age group’s social cues for disinterest)

Keep one stimulus the same while changing others.

  • Keep one stimulus from training constant when probing generalization (i.e., Wichnick-Gillis, et al., 2019 used the same toys when probing generalization from school to home)