ERIC Number: ED408795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Stimulus Presentation Procedures into Instruction for Persons with Severe Disabilities.
Repp, Alan C.; Karsh, Kathryn G.
This final report describes the activities of a 3-year project that investigated the effectiveness and efficiency of five stimulus control procedures for teaching individuals with severe disabilities in classroom and community-based settings. The research was conducted in public schools in the northern Illinois area and included the following five studies: (1) the effects of a fading procedure on the acquisition, transfer, and generalization of word identification; (2) the effects of multiple examples in teaching discriminations; (3) the effects of single component pretraining on the discrimination of stimuli with multiple cues; (4) the effects of dynamic presentations of instructional stimuli on the discrimination learning of students with severe disabilities; and (5) the effects of a minimally different, within trials sequence, and a maximally different, between trials sequence on the discrimination learning of persons with severe disabilities. The last study investigated the effects of a composite intervention of those variables found effective in the first five studies. Each study occurred in educational settings and measured the acquisition, maintenance, and generalization of a functional skill for 20 subjects with severe disabilities. The report includes a list of the project's activities, accomplishments, and research articles, presentations, and workshops, which were part of the dissemination efforts. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois