EFFECTS OF FEEDBACK AND SELF‐MONITORING ON HEAD TRAUMA YOUTHS' CONVERSATION SKILLS

Anna Gajar*, Patrick J. Schloss, Cynthia N. Schloss, Cynthia K. Thompson

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Abstract

The effects of feedback and self‐recording on the small group conversational behaviors of two head trauma youths were evaluated. Feedback involved providing clients a light signal corresponding to positive or negative social interactions. The self‐monitoring procedure required that the clients flip a switch corresponding with their positive or negative interactions. An A 1 ‐B 1 ‐C 1 ‐A 2 ‐C 2 ‐B 2 design in which the feedback phase (B) and self‐monitoring phase (C) were alternated to control for order effects demonstrated the efficacy of both interventions. Performance gains were also shown to generalize to less structured situations, bringing the clients' level of positive responses into a range established with a social comparison group. 1984 Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-358
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

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Keywords

  • feedback
  • head trauma youths
  • self‐monitoring
  • social skills
  • social validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Philosophy

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