Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Mark W. Steege
Response Interruption and Redirection (RIRD) has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment for stereotypic behavior exhibited by persons with autism spectrum disorder. The present study investigates the applicability of this intervention in the context of the classroom setting. Specifically, it investigates whether or not the intervention is as effective when it is used with a subject in the process of completing complex tasks. This research also investigates collateral effects of reduced stereotypic behavior on productivity and efficiency of task completion. While stereotypy was reduced and productivity increased across three experimental conditions, there were mixed results as to the relationship between RIRD and overall efficiency of task completion.
Long, Ryan M., "Response Interruption and Redirection Applied to Life Skills Tasks" (2015). All Theses & Dissertations. 346.