ERIC Number: ED204940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Recombinative Generalization of Action-Object Verbal Instruction Following by Profoundly Retarded Individuals.
McCuller, William R.; Salzberg, Charles L.
A study involving three profoundly retarded adults was designed to investigate the efficacy of a stair step diagonal training progression in promoting correct responses to untrained action-object verbal instructions. Procedures included pretraining assessment of action verbs and nouns, matrix training in which each S was physically put through the process of grasping the correct object and making the correct motor response, and generalization probes. In each case, the stair step matrix training procedures were sufficient to promote the performance of recombined action-object verbal instructions in Ss. Figures are included which offer statistical data. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Inst. on Mental Retardation and Intellectual Development.
Identifiers: Following Directions
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (59th, New York, NY, April, 1981, Session A-1).