An evaluation of interrupted and uninterrupted measurement of vocal stereotypy on perceived treatment outcomes

Regina A. Carroll, Tiffany Kodak

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Abstract

The type of procedure used to measure a target behavior may directly influence the perceived treatment outcomes. In the present study, we examined the influence of different data-analysis procedures on the outcomes of two commonly used treatments on the vocal stereotypy of 2 children with an autism spectrum disorder. In Study 1, we compared an interrupted and uninterrupted data-analysis procedure to measure vocal stereotypy during the implementation of response interruption and redirection (RIRD). The results showed that the interrupted data-analysis procedure overestimated the effectiveness of RIRD. In Study 2, we examined the influence of different data-analysis procedures on the interpretation of the relative effects of 2 different treatments for vocal stereotypy. Specifically, we compared interrupted and uninterrupted data-analysis procedures during the implementation of RIRD and noncontingent reinforcement (NCR) as a treatment for vocal stereotypy. The results showed that, as in Study 1, the interrupted data-analysis procedure overestimated the effectiveness of RIRD; however, this effect was not apparent with NCR. These findings suggest that different types of data analysis can influence the perceived success of a treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)264-276
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • automatic reinforcement
  • data analysis
  • noncontingent reinforcement
  • response interruption and redirection
  • vocal stereotypy

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  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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An evaluation of interrupted and uninterrupted measurement of vocal stereotypy on perceived treatment outcomes. / Carroll, Regina A.; Kodak, Tiffany.

In: Journal of applied behavior analysis, Vol. 47, No. 2, 01.01.2014, p. 264-276.

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