Promoting Speech Development in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case-Study

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Abstract

The paper describes a series of behavioral interventions carried out by the staff of the interdisciplinary Center of Applied Behavioral Analysis of the Novosibirsk State University and aimed at teaching verbal operants to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The paper analyzes how the children acquire verbal behaviors of mands (demands), echoics (imitations), tacts (naming or labelling) and intraverbals (conversations), as well as provides descriptions of trainings.

General Information

Keywords: applied behavioral analysis, verbal operants, mands, echoics, tacts, intraverbals

Journal rubric: Clinical and Special Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/pse.2016210308

For citation: Pervushina O.N., Trubitsyna A.N., Kondratyeva N.G., Pliskovskaya E.N. Promoting Speech Development in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case-Study. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2016. Vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 67–76. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2016210308. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Olga N. Pervushina, PhD in Psychology, associate professor, head of the Chair of Personality Psychology, dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Director, center for applied analysis behaviors, Novosibirsk, Russia, e-mail: olgap7@yandex.ru

Anna N. Trubitsyna, Researcher of the Center for Behavior Analysis, Institute of Psychology and Medicine, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3702-4693, e-mail: atrubicyna@ngs.ru

Nadeghda G. Kondratyeva, Assistant of the Department of psychology of personality, faculty of psychology, employee, Interdisciplinary Center for applied behavior analysis, Novosibirsk, Russia, e-mail: n.kondratyeva@nsu.ru

Eugenia N. Pliskovskaya, psychologist, Department of personality psychology, faculty of psychology, employee, Interdisciplinary Center for applied behavior analysis, Russia, e-mail: evgeniya-kalikina@yandex.ru