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ERIC Number: EJ873019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1053-0819
Generalization of Sight Word Accuracy Using a Common Stimulus Procedure: A Preliminary Investigation
Mesmer, Eric M.; Duhon, Gary J.; Hogan, Karen; Newry, Brandi; Hommema, Savannah; Fletcher, Courtney; Boso, Maggie
Journal of Behavioral Education, v19 n1 p47-61 Mar 2010
The need to investigate strategies promoting the generalization of reading skills is well documented. The current study builds upon previous literature by examining the impact of a common stimulus procedure on accuracy of reading generalization words in isolation. The common stimulus procedure used in this study intended to enhance the salience of the orthographic and phonemic features between taught and generalization words by highlighting the common rime structure in each word with a specific color. Taught and generalization words representing four word families were used (e.g., end, et, ell, & en). Using a multiple-baseline design across three participants with a replication of procedures for a fourth student, the impact of the common stimulus on accuracy of reading generalization words was examined. Results demonstrated increased accuracy and stability of responding when common stimulus procedures were implemented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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