R-11: Modifications to Instruction to Promote Skill Acquisition for a Child with Autism
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Instructional approaches may be modified based on an individual’s lack of response to intervention. Some important variables to consider include a learner’s response characteristics and strategies to promote independent responding. This study included systematic procedural modifications to instruction using two commonly employed prompting strategies during discrete trial instruction to promote skill acquisition for a child with autism spectrum disorder. Results indicated that the procedural modifications that were applied to both prompting strategies were equally effective to produce acquisition of single-digit addition facts. However, targets were acquired slightly more efficiently for one condition versus the other. The presenters will relate the results of this study to prior research and provide implications for clinical practice.

Cristina Marin, behavioral technician, Trumpet Behavioral Health.

Strand: B, Topic: 2, Skill Level: II