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The Analysis of Verbal Behavior

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 69–74 | Cite as

Stimulus-Stimulus Pairing of Vocalizations: A Systematic Replication

  • Lisa Rader
  • Tina M. Sidener
  • Kenneth F. Reeve
  • David W. Sidener
  • Lara Delmolino
  • Adriane Miliotis
  • Vincent Carbone
Brief Report

Abstract

The current study replicated an enhanced stimulus-stimulus pairing (SSP) procedure used by Esch et al. (Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 42: 42–225, 2009) for increasing vocalizations in children with autism. The enhanced SSP procedure consisted of pairing target vocalizations with high-preference items, interspersed target and nontarget trials, an observing response, and the presentation of the vocalizations in “motherese” speech. Results showed substantial increases in target vocalizations above baseline levels and above nontarget vocalizations for two of three participants.

Keywords

Stimulus-stimulus pairing Autism Speech Vocalizations 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We thank Garden Academy for their assistance.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lisa Rader
    • 1
  • Tina M. Sidener
    • 1
  • Kenneth F. Reeve
    • 1
  • David W. Sidener
    • 2
  • Lara Delmolino
    • 3
  • Adriane Miliotis
    • 1
  • Vincent Carbone
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Applied Behavior AnalysisCaldwell CollegeCaldwellUSA
  2. 2.Garden AcademyMaplewoodUSA
  3. 3.Rutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA
  4. 4.The Carbone ClinicValley CottageUSA

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