Using superimposition with fading procedure to transfer textual control from image to words when using an activity schedule

Author(s)

Omar Luna

Faculty Mentor(s)

Richard Marsicano (Psychology)

Abstract

Using superimposition with fading procedure to transfer textual control from image to words when using an activity schedule
Super imposition with fading is a teaching procedure that has been used to transfer textual control from images to words. This is done by superimposing a word over an image and then reducing the image until the word is the only thing that remains. This teaches the individual the same verbal response for the image and the word. For example, a card with an image of a shampoo will have the word “shampoo” superimposed over the image. When the participant verbally responds to the presentation of the card to the set criteria (8/10 times) a portion of the top and bottom of the image on the card will be reduced. To test if control of the verbal response has transferred from the card with the image and word to the card with only the word participants will be tested on whether they can verbally respond correctly when cards with only written words are presented. In addition, participants will be tested on whether they can gather the items presented on an activity schedule with only written words on it. Activity schedules are used to break complex tasks into small steps that can be thought in sequential order. Participants will be between 5 and 12 years old. The purpose of this study is to extend the research on superimposition with fading by using this teaching procedure through telehealth.

Keywords: Autism, Superimposition, Telehealth

Presentation

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  1. Omar – Thank you for the interesting presentation! A single-subject multiple-baseline design is a great way to assess this topic. I’m looking forward to learning more about the results of your study.

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