Master of Science (M.S.)
Degree Granting Department
Child and Family Studies
Sarah E. Bloom, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Catia Cividini-Motta, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Kimberly Crosland, Ph.D., BCBA-D
skill acquisition, intraverbal behavior, prompt dependency, language translation
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by restricted interests, repetitive behaviors, and deficits in social and communication skills. In order to help a person with ASD improve their communication skills, behavior analysts should place emphasis on teaching intraverbal skills. Each person has a unique learner history, meaning that different prompts and prompt-fading techniques will result in the most accurate and efficient mastery of intraverbal skills for different people. Assessments were used to identify each participant’s most efficient combination of prompt and prompt-fading procedures in order to maximize one’s potential for learning new skills. Participants’ most efficient prompt/prompt-fading combinations resulted in faster mastery of intraverbal skills compared to their least efficient combinations. These results highlighted the importance of individualized strategies for teaching novel behaviors.
Scholar Commons Citation
Frankenfield, Ashley L., "Assessing Prompting and Prompt-Fading Strategies in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder" (2021). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.