Siri Ming

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Published on Nov 28, 2017

Upcoming JABA Publication

I am so pleased to announce that our study on class inclusion will be published in the first 2018 issue of JABA. Many thanks to all of you!

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Published on Feb 15, 2016

That'll be Dr. Siri to you ;)

Hi all—Thanks so much for your support in these projects! I have now successfully completed my Ph.D., and one of these studies is currently in review, with the other about to be submitted for hopef...

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Published on Mar 24, 2015

Presenting at APBA this Saturday!

I'll be at the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts conference this week, and will be presenting results on Saturday (March 28th) of some earlier work on assessing derived relational respo...

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Published on Oct 14, 2014

Fully funded! Thank you.

What a great Canadian Thanksgiving yesterday—thanks to all of you who backed this project, it is fully funded plus a bit more for good measure. I truly am grateful for everything you all contribute...

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Published on Oct 02, 2014

One of these things is not like the other....

One of the projects that I am working on involves being able to understand arbitrary (abstract) same/different relations—that is, how items might be similar or different in ways that are not based ...

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Published on Sep 19, 2014

​A behavior analyst and her daughter sit down at the table with some fruit...you’ll never believe what happens next!

It's been a bit difficult for me to keep everything updated while I've been traveling, but I deeply appreciate all the sharing of this project that so many of my friends and backers have been doing...

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Published on Aug 28, 2014

Sharing our work in India!

I'll be off next week to Bangalore, where, among other things, I'll be presenting a workshop on teaching generative language skills. I'm pretty excited about that — a few of my clients in India hav...

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Thank you so much, Greg! It means a lot to me to have the support of parents like you as well. --Siri
Oct 12, 2014
Can children with autism learn more flexible language patterns?
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It's been quite fascinating working with our students with the class inclusion test. They've been able to easily label the categories of stimuli (one boy I am working with has started saying the category as we set up the trial—he'll say things like, "this one's about animals!"). However, their responding when asked questions like "Are there more cows or more animals?" or "Which has less, horses or animals?", given a pile of cows and a pile of horses, indicates that they are simply associating the pile with the larger amount with the word "more", and the pile with the smaller amount with the word "less". While they can use the category name (e.g. animal) and the names of the stimuli themselves (cow, horse) appropriately in simple intraverbal statements ("cows and horses are animals") and intraverbal-tact statements (e.g. answering the question "what category are these?"), all of their responding would appear to be at the level of equivalence—"animal" is just another way to talk about a sheep or a cow, etc.—rather than demonstrating an understanding of the hierarchical nature of the category as including all these stimuli. I'm excited to get into the teaching part of this project!
Oct 02, 2014
Can children with autism learn more flexible language patterns?
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Thanks for the comment and references. I'm pretty familiar with many of the early level SRA DI programs, and I recall that someone from Utah State did an analysis of Language for Learning in terms of what relational frames were addressed in that scope and sequence. I'll certainly return to Englemann and Carnine though in terms of an additional source of information on categorization and hierarchy, which is a relatively new area of interest for me. Thanks! Siri
Sep 26, 2014
Can children with autism learn more flexible language patterns?
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Thanks for backing, and thanks for the comment—I'd be happy to provide more technical details for those who are interested—I'll work on getting a lab note up with that information.
Aug 29, 2014
Can children with autism learn more flexible language patterns?
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Thank you so much, Mandy! I'll be emailing you. In the meantime, you might also check out the link to the workshop that we gave in Pennsylvania a little while back—it's long, but might give you some more ideas: http://wpsu.org/live/archive_player/37438
Aug 27, 2014
Can children with autism learn more flexible language patterns?
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Thanks so much, Melissa!
Aug 25, 2014
Can children with autism learn more flexible language patterns?
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