Episode 196 - Interrupted Chain Procedure


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“Knock knock. “

“Who’s there?”

“The interrupting BCBA.”

“Oh, great! I had a question about improving my client’s mand repertoire and…”


While we love a good joke on the show, the interrupting chain procedure is no laughing matter. Don’t believe us? Well, buckle in for our hour-plus discussion of research that will make you think otherwise.

This episode is available for 1.0 LEARNING CEU.

Articles discussed this episode:

Somers, A., Sidener, T.M., DeBar, R.M., & Sidener, D.W. (2014). Establishing concurrent mands for items and mands for information about location in children with autism. Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 30, 29-35. doi: 10.1007/s40616-014-0007-x

Albert, K.M., Carbone, V.J., Murray, D.D., Hagerty, M., & Sweeney-Kerwin, E.J. (2012). Increasing the mand repertoire of children with autism through the use of an interrupted chain procedure. Behavior Analysis in Practice , 5, 65-76. doi: 10.1007/BF03391825

Carter, M. & Grunsell, J. (2001). The behavior chain interruption strategy: A review of research and discussion of future directions. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, 26, 37-49. doi: 10.2511/rpsd.26.1.37

Roberts-Pennell, D. & Sigafoos, J. (1999). Teaching young children with developmental disabilities to request more play using the behaviour chain interruption strategy. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 12, 100-112. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3148.1999.tb00069.x

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