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ERIC Number: EJ1240444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
A Comparison of Song-Lyric and Prose Self-Instruction Procedures for Increasing Novel Skills in Children
Bloom, Lorraine B.; Kettering, Tracy L.; Walker, Diana
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v53 n1 p167-174 Win 2020
We compared the effects of the effects of self-instructions in the form of prose or song lyrics in the acquisition of gross motor tasks in 4 third-grade children. We taught participants 4 pairs of gross motor tasks, with one task in each pair taught with prose self-instructions and the other taught with song lyric self-instructions. Both self-instruction procedures were effective for teaching tasks; however, acquisition was quicker with song lyric self-instruction for 4 task pairs, acquisition was quicker with prose self-instruction for 3 task pairs; and similar for 1 task pair. Participants were then able to select their preferred method of self-instruction for a novel, applied skill. Two participants selected song-lyric self-instructions and 2 participants selected prose self-instructions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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