AN ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF MULTIPLE SETTING EVENTS ON THE SOCIAL BEHAVIOR OF PRESCHOOL CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Lynette K. Chandler, Susan A. Fowler, Roger C. Lubeck

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Abstract

We examined the effects of four combinations of setting events on the social interactions of 7 preschool children with social delays. In Study 1, the status of the teacher, activity materials, and peer varied across conditions. In Study 2, the status of the teacher and materials varied across conditions. Within the combinations of setting events, we also examined teacher behavior. Teacher presence and absence was varied in both studies. The type and rate of teacher prompting were varied in Study 2. The four combinations of setting events produced different rates of social behavior by the children with social delays. The optimal combination of setting events for promoting peer interaction and reducing teacher-child interaction included teacher absence from the activity, a limited number and form of materials, and children paired with a socially skilled partner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-263
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

Keywords

  • preschool children
  • setting events
  • social skills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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