ERIC Number: EJ782580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
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Matching-to-Sample Assessment of Stimulus Overselectivity in Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Dickson, Chata A.; Deutsch, Curtis K.; Wang, Sharon S.; Dube, William V.
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v111 n6 p447-453 Nov 2006
A delayed matching-to-sample task with multiple sample stimuli was used to evaluate stimulus overselectivity in 70 individuals attending residential special-education schools. A Mental Age Equivalent score (MAE) was obtained for each student using the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test. Twenty-one participants failed to complete matching-to-sample pretests (mean MAE = 3.70 years). Results on the multiple-sample test for the remaining 49 participants indicated no overselectivity for 14 students (mean MAE = 7.44 years) and were consistent with overselectivity for 35 students (mean MAE = 5.28 years). Performances of students with overselectivity were more variable than those with no overselectivity. The MAE scores were related to both matching-to-sample performance and stimulus overselectivity.
Descriptors: Mental Age, Mental Retardation, Task Analysis, Residential Schools, Special Education, Scores, Language Tests, Stimuli
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test