Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Dr. Richard W. Malott
Dr. Kelly Kohler
Dr. Ron Van Houten
Dr. Steven Ragotzy
Mands, autism, verbal behavior, echoic, echoic-to-mand
Mands are a vital skill for the development of a child’s communicative repertoire and are typically a major focus of early intensive behavior interventions (EIBI). Naturalistic teaching is more efficient than Discrete-Trial Training (DTT) for teaching mands (Jennet, Harris, & Delmolino, 2008); and therefore, the present study used crucial components from naturalistic teaching to teach mands in a discrete-trial format, using an echoic-to-mand procedure. This intervention increased the children’s independent vocal requests. Initially, they learned to mand for items in sight and eventually for those out of sight.
Tomak, Michael L., "Teaching Children with Autism to Make Independent Requests Using an Echoic-To-Mand Procedure" (2020). Dissertations. 3558.