ERIC Number: ED181685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Increasing Questions to Retarded Children: An Analysis of Multiple Effects.
Warren, Steven F.; Rimell, Patrick
Multiple effects of an increased rate of teacher questions on the verbal behavior of three institutionalized severely retarded children were investigated. Teachers were observed in training situations with the Ss and were then instructed to increase the number of questions requiring answers other than "yes" or "no." Results showed that the teachers noted several positive effects, that as their question asking ability improved, the students gave more varied responses and began to initiate more speech in general and answer questions with less prompting. The behavior covariations are discussed in terms of their desirability, causality, generality, predictability, strength, durability, and magnitude. (Author/PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented in the Symposium entitled "Side Effects: The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected" at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Behavior Analysis (5th, Dearborn, MI, June, 1979).