Torelli Et Al. Examined The Implication Of Three Difference

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Torelli et al. examined the implication of three difference types of communication platforms A) picture exchange PE® (b) GoTalk® and (c) IPad® in the Lucas’s aggressive behavior. The purpose of the study was to determine which device yield superior results than the other (e.g. when the child had lower rate of problem behavior and increased of mand). Furthermore, a functional communication analysis FCA was conducted to promote correct mand in the place of problem behavior (i.e. Lucas was taught to use any of the device of his preference to say what he wanted and not to incur in problem behavior). Then, they interviewed the mother and assessed for preference, which both, Lucas and she, agreed was the IPad®. Thus, it was the instrument…show more content…
sessions or probes were between 4:55 and 5.05 min.). The study suggested a few important findings. First, the IPad® was the topography with the highest preference. Thus, they recommended as a possible effective via of communication in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Conversely, PE was the least preferred topography by Lucas. This indicated a trend toward certain types of medium that yield better results from a functional or operant perspective. When the three topographies were removed from the room, Lucas’ mand or requests behavior decreased, this consolidated the findings, even more. Therefore, preference for a specific topography should be part of the assessment prior to teaching FCT. Furthermore, effort response could have been a factor that interfered with the likelihood of using IPad® v. the others. In other words, PE and GoTalk® require more effort to produce the same response than the IPad®. Thus, response effort influenced the behavior. However, researchers should weigh the plausibility of using (e.g. IPad®, GoTalk and PE) without affecting the child’s environment. In some cases, the high-preferred topography may not be appropriate to utilize. It indicated that Finally, the present study had limitations. Because the therapists did not know the Lucas’ preference topography prior to the study, they proceed with the mother’s and clinical staff self-identification. Thus,

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