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ERIC Number: ED177792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
An Examination of Time Delay and Progressive Cue Strategies for Training Two Profoundly Handicapped Children Command Compliance.
Riall, Ann; Kelly, W. Jeffrey
The study involving two profoundly retarded, multiply handicapped children (8 and 11 years old) was designed to demonstrate the effectiveness of the time delay/stimulus-transfer procedure and a progressive cue teaching strategy on the initial acquisition of verbal control over motor behaviors of Ss. The time delay strategy consisted of two components: the delivery of the verbal stimulus by the trainer and the completion of the motor response by the child, with or without the physical help of the trainer. The progressive cue strategy consisted of increased levels of trainer intervention until the child's behavior reached the criterion level. Data, recorded for each trial and probe, consisted of the sequential recording of trainer and child behaviors. The replication across Ss clearly demonstrated that motor responses of profoundly retarded children can be modified by the application of a systematic teaching strategy. Results of both of the children's graphs suggested that the progressive cue procedure was not efficient in comparison to the time-delay procedure, and that the Ss may not have benefitted from the demonstration. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A