ERIC Number: ED315972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Generalization for Students with Severe Handicaps.
Haring, Norris G., Ed.
The first section of this book presents an overview and history of the problem of skill generalization among students with severe handicaps. Researchers review empirically based strategies proposed to remedy the problem, discuss the characteristics and foundations of decision rules which can be used to determine which strategy will work best in a given situation, describe a study which evaluated whether decision rules would increase the effectiveness of generalization strategies, and describe a study which assessed whether strategies matched to student performance via decision rules would result in more generalized skills than strategies selected counter to decision rules. The second section of the book is designed to guide practitioners in the implementation of a systematic approach to generalization, which involves carefully assessing skills for generalization and writing objectives, teaching for acquisition and generalization, probing for generalization during and after instruction, using decision rules to identify generalization problems, implementing strategies as indicated to solve problems, and reprobing until generalization is achieved. Extensive references are provided for most chapters. (JDD)
Descriptors: Generalization, Instructional Effectiveness, Severe Disabilities, Skill Development, Training Methods, Transfer of Training
University of Washington Press, P.O. Box 50096, Seattle, WA 98145 ($20.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Washington Research Organization.