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The Analysis of Verbal Behavior

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 117–123 | Cite as

Echoic and Self-Echoic Responses in Children

  • John W. Esch
  • Amanda M. Mahoney
  • Kathryn M. Kestner
  • Kate B. LaLonde
  • Barbara E. Esch
Brief Report

Abstract

Eleven typically developing children were assessed on the accuracy of prompted self-echoic responses following a 5-s delay from their initial echoic response, replicating procedures in Esch, Esch, McCart, and Petursdottir (2010) that compared discrepancies between echoic and self-echoic scores of autistic and typically developing children following a 2-s delay. We compared the two studies in terms of age, level tested, and echoic/self-echoic discrepancy scores. Age and test level differences were found to be statistically significant. Results are discussed in terms of discrepant self-echoic performance and selfechoic rehearsal as it relates to participant age, test level, motivating variables, and the development of complex behavior.

Key words

echoic self-echoic self-echoic rehearsal mnemonic behavior motivation 

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© Association of Behavior Analysis International 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • John W. Esch
    • 1
  • Amanda M. Mahoney
    • 1
  • Kathryn M. Kestner
    • 1
  • Kate B. LaLonde
    • 1
  • Barbara E. Esch
    • 1
  1. 1.Esch Behavior Consultants, Inc.KalamazooUSA

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