Further Evaluation of the Stimulus Pairing Observation Procedure with Children with Autism

The current study replicates the procedures of Byrne et al. (2014) by evaluating the effectiveness of the stimulus pairing observation procedure (SPOP) in promoting tact and listener relations in children with autism. During instruction, the participants were presented with auditory and visual stimuli. Tact and listener relations were then examined in subsequent test phases. The procedure resulted in the establishment of tact and listener relations for all participants in the absence of Multiple Exemplar Training. Implications for both research and practice are provided.