The Training and Assessment of Relational Precursors and Abilities (TARPA): A follow-up study with typically developing children

Naoko Kishita, Tomu Otsuki, Ian Stewart

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    The aim of this study was to probe the validity of the Training and Assessment of Relational Precursors and Abilities (TARPA) as a protocol for the measurement of relational skills underlying language in typically developing children. Seven children (5 girls and 2 boys aged 2-6 years) completed the visual-visual range of the TARPA at Time 1. Six of these children were re-assessed with the same protocol at Time 2. The Social Maturity Scale (S-M) was administered to the children' caregivers. Results showed a significant correlation between performance on the TARPA and the Communication sub-scale of the S-M at Time 1. This result supports the use of the TARPA visual-visual range as a protocol for measuring responding critical to the development of generative verbal behavior. However, TARPA performances at Time 2 departed somewhat from our prediction. The latter patterns are discussed, together with implications for future testing and development of the protocol.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)15-21
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Contextual Behavioral Science
    Volume2
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 15

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    Keywords

    • Assessment
    • Generalization
    • Generativity
    • Relational Frame Theory
    • Relational responding

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    • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
    • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
    • Behavioral Neuroscience
    • Applied Psychology
    • Health(social science)

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    The Training and Assessment of Relational Precursors and Abilities (TARPA) : A follow-up study with typically developing children. / Kishita, Naoko; Otsuki, Tomu; Stewart, Ian.

    In: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, Vol. 2, No. 1-2, 15.04.2013, p. 15-21.

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