Evaluation of Response Interruption and Redirection in the Treatment of Vocal Stereotypy

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Title:
Evaluation of Response Interruption and Redirection in the Treatment of Vocal Stereotypy
Physical Description:
1 online resource (37 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Wunderlich, Kara Lowe
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Master's ( M.S.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Psychology
Committee Chair:
VOLLMER,TIMOTHY RAYMOND
Committee Co-Chair:
IWATA,BRIAN A
Committee Members:
SMITH,STEPHEN W

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
autism -- stereotypy
Psychology -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Psychology thesis, M.S.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
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Notes

Abstract:
Vocal stereotypy, or repetitive, nonfunctional vocalization, is a problematic form of behavior exhibited by many individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Several behavioral interventions for vocal stereotypy have been evaluated; most recently, research has evaluated the efficacy of response interruption and redirection (RIRD) in the reduction of vocal stereotypy. Research has indicated that RIRD often results in dramatic reductions in the level of vocal stereotypy; however, many previous studies have only presented data on vocal stereotypy that occurred outside of RIRD implementation. The current study replicated the results of previous studies evaluating the efficacy of RIRD and compared two data presentation methods: exclusion of data collected during RIRD implementation and inclusion of all vocal stereotypy data from the entirety of each session. Subjects were four children diagnosed with ASD. Results indicated that RIRD was effective in reducing the level of vocal stereotypy outside of RIRD implementation; however, more modest reductions in the total level of vocal stereotypy were obtained for three of four subjects. Results suggest that data analysis methods used in previous research may overestimate the efficacy of RIRD, and further research on the procedure is warranted.
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In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
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Includes vita.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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Statement of Responsibility:
by Kara Lowe Wunderlich.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.S.)--University of Florida, 2013.
Local:
Adviser: VOLLMER,TIMOTHY RAYMOND.
Local:
Co-adviser: IWATA,BRIAN A.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2014-12-31

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Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2013
System ID:
UFE0046363:00001