ERIC Number: ED242157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Investigating Skill Transfer from a Domestic Training Site to the Actual Homes of Three Severely Handicapped Students.
Livi, Jeanmarie; Ford, Alison
The study was designed to investigate transfer of training for a nonschool Domestic Training Site (DTS) to the actual homes of three severely handicapped students aged 9-11. Pre- and posttest measures were secured in both the DTS and actual homes. All instruction occurred in the DTS. Phase I was designed to investigate the extent to which the students transferred the responses to relevant cues acquired in the DTS to their actual homes. Although many responses were both acquired and transferred, they were not judged instructionally acceptable. Responses that were not acquired, and therefore were not transferred, became the instructional targets of Phase II. Significant skill transfer would result if a student were taught to respond to cues in the DTS that more closely approximated those available in his or her actual home. This replicative strategy produced significantly greater skill transfer when compared to the original strategy used during Phase I. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.; Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Madison Public Schools, WI.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
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