Date of Defense


Date of Graduation




First Advisor

Kelly Kohler

Second Advisor

Richard Malott

Third Advisor

Hilary Selznick


Echoic, children, autism


Learning a language is not always an easy task for all children. Typically, language is a skill that comes naturally very young in a child’s life, but for children with autism, the path to learning language is very different. The first stages of learning language involve many skills, one of which are called “echoic skills,” because the child directly echoes a sound a person elicits. This is fundamental to learning language, especially in children with autism. The field of behavior analysis has conducted great amounts of research on this topic and has found that using technology in therapy sessions can be beneficial for the child’s language skills. In this study, the effects of using a live model for an echoic response or a video model for an echoic response will be examined. This study used a single subject design and took place over 22 weeks. The purpose of this study is to find out whether a video model is more effective than using a live model to evoke echoic responses.


Gina Chan, additional committee member

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access

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