Using an antecedent art intervention to improve the behavior of a child with autism

Nai Cheng Kuo, Joshua B. Plavnick

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This study examined the effectiveness of an antecedent art intervention on reduction of off-task behavior for a 3-year-old child with autism. A single-case reversal design was used to show that one-on-one art task instruction occurring prior to large group instructional sessions produced decreased levels of off-task behavior when compared to baseline conditions. The results support previous antecedent-based interventions by demonstrating the effectiveness of an individualized art task as a procedure for reducing problem behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-59
Number of pages6
JournalArt Therapy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 3 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and Manual Therapy
  • Clinical Psychology

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