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ERIC Number: ED185788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Increasing the Attending Behaviors of a Multi-Handicapped Learner Through the Functional Movement Training.
Friedl, Michael; And Others
The study investigated the effects of the overcorrection procedure of functional movement training (in which praise and physical contact are offered for correct positions) on establishing and maintaining the visual attending of a multihandicapped, profoundly retarded learner (20 years old) in a public school program. The effectiveness of positive reinforcement was contrasted with the effectiveness of positive reinforcement plus functional movement training. The learner was required to maintain eye contact and visually attend for a specific period of time, for each condition of the study. However, in the positive reinforcement plus functional movement training condition, functional movement training was used as an additional consequence for incorrect responses to the verbal cue,"Look at me." The results indicated that reinforcement alone was less effective than positive reinforcement plus functional movement training in increasing the attending behaviors of a multihandicapped learner. (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A