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Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1814-2052

ISSN (online): 2311-7273


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Started in 1996

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Promoting Speech Development in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case-Study 1929


Pervushina O.N.
PhD in Psychology, head of the Chair of Personality Psychology, dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Director, center for applied analysis behaviors, Russia

Trubitsyna A.N.
senior lecturer of the faculty of natural Sciences, employee, Interdisciplinary Center for applied behavior analysis, Novosibirsk, Russia

Kondratyeva N.G.
Assistant of the Department of psychology of personality, faculty of psychology, employee, Interdisciplinary Center for applied behavior analysis, Novosibirsk, Russia

Pliskovskaya E.N.
psychologist, Department of personality psychology, faculty of psychology, employee, Interdisciplinary Center for applied behavior analysis, Russia

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.

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

Column: Autism. The Russian Square: Diagnostics, Early Intervention, Education, and Life in the Community


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