Episode 30 - Prompting

Welcome to prompting Thunderdome where only one type of prompting can survive! Will it be the classic most-to-least prompt? The odd-sounding "no-no" prompt? Maybe least-to-most prompting will take the top prize.  All we can say is, you won't believe who wins it all! Plus, the secrets of Diana's birthday present, hot takes on prompts Rob hates, and the most famous Duplo constructs this side of the Mississippi.   Prompting research is the ::expectant look::

Articles discussed this episode:

Libby, M.E., Weiss, J.S., Bancroft, S., & Ahearn, W.H.  (2008).  A comparison of most-to-least and least-to-most prompting on the acquisitio of solitary play skills.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1, 37-43.  

Leaf, J.B., Sheldon, J.B., & Sherman, J.A.  (2010).  Comparison of simultaneous prompting and no-no prompting in two-choice discrimination learning with children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 215-228.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-215

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Episode 30 Preview

Let's get ready for prompting with this week's new preview episode.  Ever wonder what the best prompts around are? We get the discussion going with a comparison of most-to-least, least-to-most, simultaneous, and no-no prompts.  But before the big discussion next week, Diana stops to finally give us all our gifts from APBA and to share some excellent listener emails.  Then we discuss Julia, the new Muppet with autism on Sesame Street.  Finally, other nonsense ensues, probably something with Jackie and terrible TV shows.

Articles for next week:

Libby, M.E., Weiss, J.S., Bancroft, S., & Ahearn, W.H.  (2008).  A comparison of most-to-least and least-to-most prompting on the acquisitio of solitary play skills.  Behavior Analysis in Practice, 1, 37-43.  

Leaf, J.B., Sheldon, J.B., & Sherman, J.A.  (2010).  Comparison of simultaneous prompting and no-no prompting in two-choice discrimination learning with children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 215-228.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-215

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 4 - Novel Behavior and Lag Schedules

In this week's episode, we review articles on novel behavior.  Diana gushes over lag schedules and their effects on novel architectural features in children's play, Rob demands 21st-century learning for America, and Jackie wishes for her very own block building kit.  Then the gang gets cerebral in a discussion about creativity as behavior.  All that and the home version of the Novel Vocalizations Game!

Articles reviewed in this episode:

Goetz, E.M. & Baer, D.M. (1973).  Social control of form diversity and the emergence of new forms in children's blockbuilding.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 6, 209-217.  doi:  10.1901/jaba.1973.6-209

Cammillieri, A.P. & Hanley, G.P.  (2005).  Use of a lag differential reinforcement contingency to increase varied selections of classroom activities.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 38, 111-115.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2005.34-04

Esch, J.W., Esch, B.E., & Love, J.R.  (2009).  Increasing vocal variability in children with autism using a lag schedule of reinforcement.  The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 25, 73-78.

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Episode 3 - Social Stories

This week we bring you the maaaaaagic of stories as we discuss the use of social stories in skill instruction.  Will these popular and easy-to-create documents prove successful in training children to engage in more prosocial skills? Or will social stories turn out too good to be true.  All this plus Rob talks Muppet eye contact, Jackie engages in literal potty talk, and Diana sums it all up with a Little Critter metaphor.

Don't forget the "Leave a Review on iTunes" contest.  Just by leaving us a review, you're entered into the random drawing where the prize is a free CE! Well, the fee is waived...you still have to listen to the show and such.  I consider that a double-prize! You've got until next week's preview episode (April 13th).  Good luck!

Articles reviewed this episode:

Crozier, S. & Tincani, M. (2007).  Effects of social stories on prosocial behavior of preschool children with autism spectrum disorders.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 37(9), 1803-1814.

Thiemann, K.S. & Goldstein, H. (2001).  Social stories, written text cues, and video feedback: Effects on social communication of children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 34(4), 425-446.

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