Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 44, Issue 4, pp 965–968 | Cite as

Brief Report: An Evaluation of TAGteach Components to Decrease Toe-Walking in a 4-Year-Old Child with Autism

  • Angela PersickeEmail author
  • Marianne Jackson
  • Amanda N. Adams
Brief Report


The current study evaluated the effectiveness of using a modified TAGteach™ procedure and correction to decrease toe-walking in a 4-year-old boy with autism. Two conditions were analyzed: correction alone and correction with an audible conditioned reinforcing stimulus. Correction alone produced minimal and inconsistent decreases in toe-walking but correction with an audible conditioned stimulus proved most effective in reducing this behavior. This has implications for decreasing toe-walking in other children with autism and may be easily used by teachers and parents.


Toe-walking TAGteach Autism Conditioned reinforcement 



The authors would like to acknowledge Nicholas De La Torre and Jovonnie Esquierdo Leal for their assistance with this project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela Persicke
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Marianne Jackson
    • 1
  • Amanda N. Adams
    • 1
  1. 1.California State University, FresnoFresnoUSA
  2. 2.Autism Research Group and the Center for Autism and Related DisordersTarzanaUSA

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