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ERIC Number: EJ828949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1184-0412
The Use of Computer-Generated Fading Materials to Teach Visual-Visual Non-Identity Matching Tasks
Murphy, Colleen; Figueroa, Maria; Martin, Garry L.; Yu, C. T.; Figueroa, Josue
Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, v36 n1-2 p49-66 2008
Many everyday matching tasks taught to persons with developmental disabilities are visual-visual non-identity matching (VVNM) tasks, such as matching the printed word DOG to a picture of a dog, or matching a sock to a shoe. Research has shown that, for participants who have failed a VVNM prototype task, it is very difficult to teach them various VVNM training tasks using standard prompting and reinforcement. A potential rapid training procedure for teaching VVNM tasks would include withing-stimulus prompt fading. Such a training procedure, however, requires suitable teaching materials. In this paper we describe a strategy for creating computer generated fading steps, and illustrate their application for rapid teaching of VVNM discriminations. (Contains 1 table and 6 figures.)
J.P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre. 6-102 Education North, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-4505; Fax: 780-492-1318; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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