The Effects of Tact-to-Mand Transfer Procedures and Prompting Procedures for Increasing Independent Mands in a Child with Autism
College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts in General Psychology (MAGP)
NACO controlled Corporate Body
University of North Florida. Department of Psychology
Dr. Angela Mann
Dr. Jody Nicholson
Dr. Lori Lange
Dr. George W. Rainbolt
The present study examined tact-to-mand transfer procedures and prompting procedures on a child diagnosed with autism. There was one participant, a 3-year-old Hispanic male, with a limited manding repertoire whom also possessed knowledge of tacting items. A multiple baseline design across settings was implemented in order to increase the number of mands emitted by the participant. Data were collected using paper and pen recording by the researcher and another observer to provide interobserver agreement. Mastery probes were collected at one week, two weeks, and four weeks. Results indicated that transfer procedures may be helpful in generalizing manding for a child with a limited manding repertoire. The implications of these findings are discussed in order to enhance manding repertoires in children with autism. Further research for this study would be to expand vocalizations and knowledge in order to use a pure mand instead of a prompt.
Perdomo, Melissa C., "The Effects of Tact-to-Mand Transfer Procedures and Prompting Procedures for Increasing Independent Mands in a Child with Autism" (2018). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 820.