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ERIC Number: EJ1002494
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0938-8982
Training for Generalization and Maintenance in RtI Implementation: Front-Loading for Sustainability
Burns, Matthew K.; Egan, Andrea M.; Kunkel, Amy K.; McComas, Jennifer; Peterson, Meredith M.; Rahn, Naomi L.; Wilson, Jennifer
Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, v28 n2 p81-88 May 2013
Response to Intervention (RtI) is being implemented as a new initiative in PK-12 schools with increasing frequency. However, the model must be sustained at the school level, which is potentially difficult due to a number of challenges brought about by systems change. This article applied the Stokes and Baer (1977) framework for programming for generalization and maintenance of behavior change to suggest specific activities in which schools could engage to better ensure RtI sustainability. We specifically discussed ways to (1) introduce to natural maintaining contingencies, (2) train with sufficient exemplars, (3) train loosely, (4) program common stimuli, (5) mediate generalization, and (6) train to generalize. Directions for future research are included. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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