Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Response interruption and redirection applied to life skills tasks
by Long, Ryan M., Psy.D., University of Southern Maine, 2015, 87; 3739809
Abstract (Summary)

Response Interruption and Redirection (RIRD) has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment for stereotypic behavior exhibited by persons with autism spectrum disorder. The present study investigates the applicability of this intervention in the context of the classroom setting. Specifically, it investigates whether or not the intervention is as effective when it is used with a subject in the process of completing complex tasks. This research also investigates collateral effects of reduced stereotypic behavior on productivity and efficiency of task completion. While stereotypy was reduced and productivity increased across three experimental conditions, there were mixed results as to the relationship between RIRD and overall efficiency of task completion.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brown, Rachel
Commitee: Guare, Richard, Steege, Mark
School: University of Southern Maine
Department: College of Education and Human Development
School Location: United States -- Maine
Source: DAI-B 77/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Behavioral psychology, Educational psychology, Special education
Keywords: Applied behavior analysis, Life skills, Response interruption and redirection, Stereotypy
Publication Number: 3739809
ISBN: 9781339313450
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