Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Special Education

First Advisor

Dr. Jo Ann Mitchell Burns

Second Advisor

Dr. Salvador Hector Ochoa

Third Advisor

Dr. Cheryl Fielding


Establishing Operations are steeped in the science Applied Behavior Analysis and verbal behavior. Their principles are utilized daily in schools, clinics and treatment centers. The purpose of this study was to review the research literature of this principle to affirm its scientific base and identify specific strategies that can be used by educators and practitioners. Results affirmed its scientific base and identified numerous strategies for immediate use. As ABA practitioners state, "These principles are thought to be of value only if in the hands of people who use them to improve the lives of others" (Carbone, 2004).


Copyright 2006 Gary R. Hoerth. All Rights Reserved.

Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American