Improving Socially Appropriate Responses by Increasing Self-Edited Autoclitic Phrases in Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury
Date of Award
Master of Science
Behavior Analysis and Therapy
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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