ERIC Number: ED491329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 0
One-to-One Training: Instructional Procedures for Learners with Developmental Disabilities
Duker, Peter; Didden, Robert; Sigafoos, Jeff
This useful new book focuses on how to teach adaptive skills to individuals with developmental disabilities. You'll also learn how to manage problem behaviors that often occur during adaptive skill training. This book is ideal for special education teachers, behavioral specialists, and for use in graduate and undergraduate special education classes. One-to-One Training presents straightforward, easy-to-implement procedures that lessen the severity of the disability's impact on daily functioning. The one-to-one training format, also referred to as discrete-trial training, is a structured approach involving a learner and a trainer. Using this format, the trainer creates an opportunity for the learner to make a response to the trainer's stimulus. The trainer then ensures a correct response is obtained from the learner and provides reinforcement for correct responses. The one-to-one training format reflects advances that have been made in instructional procedures since behavioral principles were first applied to education. This ground-breaking book examines these advances and establishes discrete-trial training as the preferred method of adaptive skill instruction. A trainer's manual is also available at no charge.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Developmental Disabilities, Skill Development, Adjustment (to Environment), Behavior Problems
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Students; Support Staff; Teachers
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