ERIC Number: ED152000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Considerations in Dealing with Low Production Rates of Severely Retarded Workers.
Horner, Robert H.; And Others
Reported are four studies on methods to increase the production rates of severely and profoundly retarded adults in the sheltered workshop setting. It is explained that all four Ss had undergone intensive training on a complex task, were able to perform the task at a reasonably high rate, but did not usually maintain a high rate in the production setting. The four studies describe effects of differential reinforcement, retraining, self delivery of reward, and psychoactive drugs on Ss' production rate. (DB)
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Moderate Mental Retardation, Performance Factors, Productivity, Reinforcement, Severe Disabilities, Severe Mental Retardation, Sheltered Workshops, Training Methods, Vocational Education
University of Oregon, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation, Clinical Services Building, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Research Projects Branch.; Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Developmental Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation.
Note: Chapter in Habilitation of Severely and Profoundly Retarded Adults: Volume II.