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ERIC Number: EJ784804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0145-4455
The Assessment of Basic Learning Abilities Test for Predicting Learning of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities: A Review
Martin, Garry L.; Thorsteinsson, Jennifer R.; Yu, C. T.; Martin, Toby L.; Vause, Tricia
Behavior Modification, v32 n2 p228-247 2008
The Assessment of Basic Learning Abilities (ABLA) Test uses standard prompting and reinforcement procedures to assess the ease or difficulty with which a testee is able to learn a simple imitation and five two-choice discriminations. The authors review studies that have examined performance of participants with developmental disabilities (DD) on the ABLA test to predict (a) performance on a variety of simple imitations and two-choice discriminations, (b) performance on three-choice and four-choice discriminations, (c) the relative efficacy of three presentation modes (objects vs. photographs vs. verbal descriptions) for assessing preferences, (d) compliance of adults with DD and children with and without DD, and (e) participants' ability to learn to respond to the spoken names of pictures of common objects. Across all five types of studies, the predictive validity of the ABLA test has been very high. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Language: English
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