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Transfer of Stimulus Control

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Transfer of stimulus control (TSC) is a behavioral treatment technique that has been found to be a useful treatment with a range of childhood behavior issues, particularly with childhood autistic spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, and classroom management situations. TSC is firmly based in learning theory and procedures. The majority of clinical research utilizing TSC techniques is in the areas of elimination disorders, child management issues, and improving spelling skills.

TSC is the transference of one target behavioreliciting stimulus (the primary stimulus) to a new target behavior-eliciting stimulus (secondary stimulus). TSC is utilized when a primary stimulus cannot be used effectively due to a change in persons or settings. The transfer from the primary stimulus to the secondary stimulus occurs ...

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