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Assessing and Treating Vocal Stereotypy in Children with Autism

William H. Ahearn, Kathy M. Clark, Rebecca P. F. MacDonald, & Bo In Chung
1 Learning CEU | Article Quiz
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Ahearn, W. H., Clark, K. M., MacDonald, R. P., & Chung, B. O. (2007). Assessing and treating vocal stereotypy in children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40(2), 263-275.

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Previous research implies that stereotypic behavior tends to be maintained by the sensory consequences produced by engaging in the response. Few investigations, however, have focused on vocal stereotypy. The current study examined the noncommunicative vocalizations of 4 children with an autism spectrum disorder. First, functional analyses were conducted in an attempt to identify the function of each child’s behavior. For each of the participants, it was found that vocal stereotypy was likely not maintained by the social consequences. Following assessment, response interruption and redirection (RIRD) was implemented in an ABAB design to determine whether vocal stereotypy could be successfully redirected. RIRD involved a teacher issuing a series of vocal demands the child readily complied with during regular academic programming. Vocal demands were presented contingent on the occurrence of vocal stereotypy and were continuously presented until the child complied with three consecutively issued demands without emitting vocal stereotypy. For each child, RIRD produced levels of vocal stereotypy substantially lower than those observed in baseline. For 3 of the children, an increase in appropriate communication was also observed. The children’s teachers were trained to implement RIRD. Brief follow-up probes and anecdotal information implied that the treatment had a positive impact in the natural environment.

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28 reviews for Assessing and Treating Vocal Stereotypy in Children with Autism

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  1. Riley J Moncrief
    4 out of 5

    Riley J Moncrief (verified buyer)

    Interesting information, not a ton of clarity on how to actually treat vocal stereotypy.

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  2. Elizabeth Bruckner
    4 out of 5

    Elizabeth Bruckner (verified buyer)

    Interesting article and subject matter.

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    TayAll (verified buyer)

    Very interesting especially when a lot of my clients engage in stereotypy. Glad I read this for a CEU

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  4. Kathleena Moncrief
    3 out of 5

    Kathleena Moncrief (verified buyer)

    I’m still unclear on how to treat it when it’s sensory based and what could compete. Research on how to get students to stop using aac for fun instead of communication would also be helpful.

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    Emma Menz (verified buyer)

    Interesting and informative article!

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