Further examination of discriminated functional communication.

Yanerys Leon, Nicole L. Hausman, Sung Woo Kahng, Jessica L. Becraft

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One child with developmental disabilities was taught to mand for attention by saying "excuse me." Treatment effects were extended to multiple training contexts by teaching the participant to attend to naturally occurring discriminative stimuli through differential reinforcement of communication during periods of the experimenter's nonbusy activities (e.g., reading a magazine). Results are discussed in terms of future research on the generalization and maintenance of functional communication in the natural environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-530
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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