Research categorised under the heading “Life Skills” covers areas that support individuals to be as independent as possible in and out of the school setting.
The Use of Token Economy, Positive Reinforcement and Escape Extinction to Reduce Food Refusal in a Young Boy Diagnosed with Autism – Charlotte Holland
This research project focussed on addressing food refusal with one child diagnosed with autism. Tactics from the behaviour analytic literature were combined and systematically applied to reduce food refusal over a period of 3.5 months. This research was presented in poster format at the 2018 CABAS conference in New Jersey.
A Replication of a Comparison of Prompting Strategies on the Acquisition of Daily Living Skills – Gemma Reeder & Amy Blaskett
Two different prompting strategies were used to teach two adolescents diagnosed with autism to fold clothes. The first prompting strategy was the teacher model which involved the teacher showing the participants what they needed to do one step at a time. The second prompting strategy was the gestural prompt which involved the teacher pointing to the clothes to show the participants what they needed to do. Both strategies were successful for teaching the adolescents to fold clothes, but the participants learnt the skills more quickly when the teacher model was used. Study submitted for the CABAS® Master Teacher Rank.