Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

3-2019

Publisher

Wiley

Source Publication

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Source ISSN

0021-8855

Abstract

Previous studies on skill acquisition have taught targets in stimulus sets composed of different numbers of stimuli. Although the rationale for selection of a stimulus set size is not clear, the number of target stimuli trained within a set is a treatment decision for which there is limited empirical support. The current investigation compared the efficiency of tact training in 4 stimulus set sizes, each of which included 12 stimuli grouped into (a) 4 sets of 3 stimuli, (b) 3 sets of 4 stimuli, (c) 2 sets of 6 stimuli, and (d) 1 set of 12 stimuli. Results of all 4 participants with autism spectrum disorder show tact training with larger (i.e., 6 and 12) stimulus set sizes was more efficient than training with smaller (i.e., 3 and 4) stimulus set sizes.

Comments

Accepted version. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, (March 2019). DOI. © 2019 Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. Used with permission.

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