The Shabani Institute continues to develop and expand upon current treatments in the field.
Current research projects include:
An evaluation of interspersed vs. distributed teaching procedures.
The role of establishing operations on listener behavior (receptive discrimination).
Extending delays to reinforcement through the use of mediating stimuli.
An evaluation of multiple schedules of reinforcement to increase participation in non preferred activities.
An evaluation of a 'sit & watch' procedure to decrease problem behavior.
Training & generalization of a visual schedule.
The role of comparison studies in the advancement of treatments for individuals diagnsoed with autism.
Previous research projects have included:
A comparison of two backward chaining procedures to teach independent play skills.
A comparative analysis of prompting procedures to decrease the latency of intraverbal behavior.
The effects of feature versus arbitrary stimulus classes on the acquisition of tacts.