Date of Award

12-1-2012

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Behavior Analysis and Therapy

First Advisor

Dixon, Mark

Abstract

Three adults with traumatic brain injuries were taught to use autoclitic phrases, and self edit appropriate responses, when asked questions related to social scenarios. Differential reinforcement was used in combination with prompt fading to increases the use of the autoclitic phrases and self editing in the participants. The results indicate that with training the individuals were able to learn the autoclitic phrases and to self-edit their responses. Follow up probes demonstrated that participants were unable to maintain the skills taught. Results and implications of this study are discussed in detail.

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