ERIC Number: ED122470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Instructional Training and the Development of Visual and Verbal Mediation Skills by TMR Children.
Greeson, Larry E.; Jens, Ken G.
A study-recall paired-associates (PA) learning task was administered to 40 trainable mentally retarded children (6-14 years old) under one of four instructional modeling conditions: imagery, verbal mediation, imagery and verbal mediation, or control. On half of the PA learning study trials, the children were provided with modeled mediating responses (connective pictures and/or sentences) and on the other trials, no model was provided. The children's use of study trial mediating responses was evaluated, as was their recall performance. Each mediation instructional modeling condition resulted in more effective mediator use and recall than the control condition. Verbal mediation training was more effective than instruction in the use of visual imagery. Generation of mediators was most apparent when Ss were first provided with models and then required to generate their own mediating responses. Gains in mediator use and recall were retained over a period of several days. (CL)
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