ERIC Number: ED193825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Stimulus Generalization in Survival Words Training with Mentally Retarded Adults.
McNiel, Dale E.; O'Brien, A. J. Rushton
Three mentally retarded adult residents of a group home were trained to read survival words in four conditions (in the group home with one trainer; in the group home with two to three trainers; one trainer in the group home and the natural environment; and two to three trainers in the group home and the natural environment). Training was accomplished through the use of visual aids, instructions, modeling, feedback, and social reinforcement. In Condition 4, the most generalization to the natural environment occurred for two Ss, with less generalization occurring for all Ss in Condition 2. The least amount of generalization for two Ss occurred in Condition 1. Results tended to confirm the hypothesis that greater variation of stimulus conditions during the training of survival words will lead to greater generalization to novel situations in the natural environment. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (50th, Tucson, AZ, April 9-12, 1980). Best copy available.