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ERIC Number: EJ789962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
An Evaluation of Intraverbal Training and Listener Training for Teaching Categorization Skills
Petursdottir, Anna Ingeborg; Carr, James E.; Lechago, Sarah A.; Almason, Season M.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v41 n1 p53-68 Spr 2008
The effects of vocal intraverbal training and listener training on the emergence of untrained categorization skills were evaluated. Five typically developing preschool children initially learned to name a number of previously unfamiliar visual stimuli. Each child then received one of two types of training. Intraverbal training involved reinforcing vocally emitted category names by the child in the presence of a spoken exemplar name. Listener training involved reinforcing the selection of visual stimuli by the child in the presence of a spoken category name. A multiple baseline design was used to evaluate the effects of training on each child's intraverbal category naming and stimulus selection. Pre- and posttests were used to assess additional emergent relations. Four of 5 participants did not demonstrate the emergence of any untrained relations. The current findings suggest that additional research is needed to determine the optimal sequencing of conditions in programs designed to teach categorization skills. (Contains 4 figures, 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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