Clinical Application of a High-Probability Sequence to Promote Compliance with Vocal Imitation in a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder
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The current study aimed to evaluate the effects of the high-probability (high-p) instructional procedure involving motor imitation on the levels of compliance with vocal imitation in a 3-year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We used a multiple-baseline design across three stimuli sets to demonstrate effects of the procedure over compliance with vocal imitation responses. Results demonstrated that the high-p procedural sequence was effective in increasing the levels of compliance with vocal imitation. We discuss these finding in terms of the operant mechanisms and clinical applications of increased compliance.
KeywordsHigh-p Low-p Motor imitation Vocal imitation Intervention Autism spectrum disorder
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. The current study was a retrospective study and formal consent was not required. This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors.
Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
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