Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Teaching Interaction Procedure

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_102238-1


The Teaching Interaction Procedure (TIP) is an applied behavior analysis (ABA)-oriented, systematic instructional procedure of the modeling, practice, and feedback sort. While it, at its core, does contain the basic elements (instruction, opportunity to perform the behavior, and feedback) of Discrete Trial Teaching the TIP contains additional components, is more complex, and is delivered in a more natural conversational and interactive manner. It has been utilized for nearly four decades with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but has been empirically validated only in the last decade. It can be utilized to teach a variety of skills but is especially suited for instruction in the social area.

Historical Background

The TIP was developed in the early 1970s as part of the Teaching Family Model for court-adjudicated youth (Phillips 1968). It was based on the instructional style used by Lonnie and Elaine Phillips, who served as the original Teaching Parents in the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Actum Clinical and Behavioral ServicesCalabasasUSA