Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis


Behavior Analysis

First Advisor

Robbie Hanson

Second Advisor

Maggie Pavone


Vocal scripting is a behavior commonly targeted for reduction with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) when it occurs at a rate or severity that interferes with learning (e.g., Koegel & Covert, 1972). Differential reinforcement of other behavior (DRO) has been shown to be effective for reducing scripting in previous research, however additional replications of these results would add to the research literature to continue to support its use for this issue. The purpose of this study was to implement a DRO schedule with a young girl with ASD to reduce vocal scripting. The results showed a slight decrease in scripting and revealed a treatment integrity (TI) issue during the initial intervention implementation. Findings, limitations, and areas of future research are discussed.