Episode 10 - Picture Activity Schedules

This week we're looking at using picture activity schedules to increase play and social interactions.  We spill the beans, break the ice, hide, seek, and jump into the wood chips all in the name of extending the literature on this excellent technology.  And, without a visual schedule, we let Rob review an article with humorous results.  Well, they would have been humorous, but he does all the editing.  

Articles discussed this episode:

Betz, A., Higbee, T.E., & Reagon, K.A.  (2008).  Using joint activity schedules to promote peer engagement in preschoolers with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 237-241.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2008.41-237

Brodhead, M.T., Higbee, T.S., Pollard, J.S., Akers, J.S., & Gerencser, K.R.  (2014).  The use of linked activity schedules to teach children with autism to play hide-and-seek.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 645-650.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.145

Akers, J.S., Higbee, T.S., Pollard, J.S., Pellegrino, A.J., & Gerencser, K.R.  (2016).  An evaluation of photographic activity schedules to increase independent playground skills in young children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 1-6.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.327

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The Basics of Picture Activity Schedules - A Quick Review

I love trainings: attending, running, creating.  I'd put together a brief training for registered behavior technicians on using picture activity schedules recently and, as it contained some of the recent research updates, thought it'd be a good review of the past literature on picture activity schedules for our audience.  

Episode 2 - Conditioned Reinforcers in the Social Setting

In this episode, Rob, Diana, and Jackie review research on establishing conditioned reinforcers through social means.  Topics include using pairing to make praise reinforcing and learning that books can be reinforcing through observation of another person.  We also discuss our favorite novel praise statements and get to the bottom of Rob's spending habits.

Articles reviewed:

Dozier, C. L., Iwata, B. A., Thomason-Sassi, J., Worsdell, A. S., & Wilson, D. M. (2012). A COMPARISON OF TWO PAIRING PROCEDURES TO ESTABLISH PRAISE AS A REINFORCER. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis45(4), 721–735.  doi: 10.1901/jaba/2012.45-721

Singer-Dudek, J., Oblak, M., & Greer, R. D. (2011). ESTABLISHING BOOKS AS CONDITIONED REINFORCERS FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN AS A FUNCTION OF AN OBSERVATIONAL INTERVENTION. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis44(3), 421–434. doi.org/10.1901/jaba.2011.44-421

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