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ERIC Number: ED064468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 13
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Developmental Reinforcement and Special Education.
Garris, Raymond P.
The author uses a developmental model (1) to describe the developmental reinforcement process as it occurs in a child's life, using a hierarchical concept, and (2) to discuss some educational consequences of a reinforcement deficit. The developmental reinforcement process is composed of a hierarchy of four levels. Development takes place in succession beginning with the primary level, proceeding to the social and symbolic levels, and ending with the abstract level. Each level in the hierarchy is dependent upon adequate development at the primary level. If the child does not learn to respond constructively to primary reinforcement, it is unlikely that he will learn to respond to reinforcement at higher levels. (Author/RJ)
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